College workers at Trinity are threatening to strike in a row over contracts. They say the college has been refusing to give out permanent jobs, and has replaced permanent positions with staff on fixed term contracts.
SIPTU's Karl Byrne believes the fixed term contracts are being used to "avoid offering workers proper contracts of employment that would provide them with permanent and pensionable jobs."
The row has been rumbling on for the past two years, which SIPTU's Education Sector President and Trinity College Section Committee member, Jack McGinley, argues "is in breach of Section 3.3.5 of the Lansdowne Road Agreement".
A vote of SIPTU members at Trinity will take place in the next two weeks, and the trade union, which organises 700 support staff at the college, says it is willing to hold talks in the meantime.