THE decision to call for a oneday strike by the Irish Confederation of University, Teachers over the dismissal of two teachers at Maynooth College, Dublin, has been attacked by 14 of the professors there.
Seven union and seven nonunion members, all of them professors at the seminary university, have stated publicly that they will not support the strike.
In addition, the students at the college have said they were not consulted about the strike as the union claimed.
Last week the teachers at the college voted 51 to 15 to strike next Monday in protest against the college authorities' refusal to discuss the dismissals.
. The two men, Dr P. J. McGrath, Professor of Logic and General Metaphysics, and Mr Malachy O'Rourke, a lecturer in French, were dismissed last month.
The grounds for Mr O'Rourke 's dismissal were that he had recently been laicised from the priesthood. The case of Dr McGrath is more complex, but reasons given by the trustees of the college were that he published articles "prejudicial to ecclesiastical authority and to the interests of the college."
The union says their dismissal is a breach of academic freedom, but have said that they will call off the strike if the trustees of the college are willing to enter discussion with them.
The college is Catholicowned but subsidised by the Government, and operates as both a university and a seminary.
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