Author: Daniel Waugh

The Week in USI Feb 11th – 17th, 2017

General: Nominations for the USI officer board elections are open. For information as to how to participate, click here. Nominations close on Monday the 20th of February.  Nominations for the Student Achievement Awards Ireland 2017 are now open. Click here for more information and to enter. President of NUS-USI Fergal McFerran, President of NUS Malia Bouattia and President of USI Annie Hoey met in Dublin and issued a joint statement calling for candidates in the Northern Ireland Assembly election to focus on building a stable future which delivers hope and opportunity for students and young people. Policy and Campaigns: Assisted...

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USI Calls for a Living Wage: Submission to the Low Pay Commission 2017

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI), which represents 354,000 students across Ireland, today have made a submission to the Low Pay Commission on the National Minimum Wage calling for a living wage of  €11.50 per hour and recognising the issues of zero-hour contracts and ‘If and When’ contracts. You can read the submisison here. In the period from 2007 to 2014 the student contribution fee increased by 363% from €825 to €3000, rents have increased across the country, and on top of this it is costing students over €11,160 a year to get their degrees. Students typically work...

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The Week in USI Feb 4th – 10th, 2017

General: Nominations for the USI officer board elections are open. For information as to how to participate, click here. Nominations for the Student Achievement Awards Ireland 2017 are now open. Click here for more information and to enter. USI attended WIT Students’ Union class representative council and a Repeal the 8th debate hosted by WIT FLAC society. USI hosted a meeting in IT Blanchardstown for Students’Union Officers to discuss policies and motions for USI Congress 2017. USI held a National Council meeting in IT Blanchardstown where Students’Union Officers discussed campaigns, academic affairs, welfare, equality and national issues. Policy and Campaigns: The Vice...

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The Week in USI 28th Jan – 3rd Feb, 2017

General: USI are featured on the Governance Code website as being ‘On the Journey’. Please see: http://www.governancecode.ie/registry.html. Completed the USI democratic review after public consultations with membership. Completed the USI constitution review after public consultations with membership. Nominations for the USI officer board elections are open. For information as to how to participate, click here. Nominations for the Student Achievement Awards Ireland 2017 are now open. Click here for more information and to enter. Policy and Campaigns: The Vice President for Equality & Citizenship was appointed by the National Youth Council of Ireland to the National Government oversight committee of the LGBT Youth...

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USI Submission to the National Women’s Strategy

Role of USI in the Implementation of the Strategy “Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.” – Gloria Steinem USI very much welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the National Women’s Strategy from 2017. We work with and on behalf of thousands of women every day, and see the impacts, both immediate and long term, on them as they progress through education and...

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