About Paddy Healy
About Paddy Healy
Chair National Public Service Alliance.
Chair of Campaign for the Reversal of Public Service Pension Pension Cuts.
Convenor of the Campaign for Academic Freedom.
Global Solidarity Champion.
Former President Teachers Union of Ireland(TUI), Lecturer in Physics(retd).
Research Interest: Musical Instrument Acoustics.
Former member of Governing Body and Academic Council DIT.
Freastalaí ar Daonscoil na Mumhan sa Rinn gach blian,
Former Treasurer Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed(INOU),
Former Executive Member Dublin Council of Trade Unions.
He lives at Griffith Court, Fairview, D3 and is a native of Clonmel, Co Tipperary .
Paddy Healy lectured in Physics at Dublin Institute of Technology, specializing in musical instrument acoustics and has recently retired.
He has a strong record of fighting for the rights of temporary teachers, professional research staff (“post-docs”) , postgraduate students and teachers and lecturers generally.
He is now Convenor of The Campaign for Academic Freedom which is defending academic freedom against the Implementation of The Croke Park Deal in Universities and Institutes of Technology. He organised and chaired the Gathering for Academic Freedom which took place in the Gresham Hotel on January 22 and was attended by 200 academics from virtually all third level institutions in the state
He has vigorously campaigned for resources for schools to enable discipline and good order to be maintained so that learning can take place
He is currently chair of the National Public Services Alliance, an informal campaigning group set up initially to oppose the discriminatory tax on public servants called the “pension levy”. The group is now also campaigning for restoration of pay cuts, defence of conditions of service and an end to the staffing moratorium which is devastating public service provision.
He is currently campaigning against cuts in Public Service Pensions and the vicious reduction in low incomes including private sector occupational pensions caused by the imposition of the Universal Social Charge.
He has been a member of the Governing Body and of the Academic Council of the DIT. He has been a member of the Council of Convocation of the National University of Ireland. He has served for a number of years on The Higher Education and Research Sub-Committee of Education International, the international representative body for teachers and lecturers. He has represented TUI on the European Trade Union Committee for Education (ETUCE).
Paddy Healy was a member of the international Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC) on education matters for 6 years. He is a member of the Irish Science Teachers Association and a member of the Institute of Physics. Paddy was also a member of the Public Services Committee of the ICTU and of the Dublin Council of Trade Unions. As a member of the executive of Dublin Council of trade Unions he was one of the leaders of the very first march for tax equity for PAYE taxpayers.
He led a large TUI contingent on the demonstration in support of the employees of Irish Ferries and joined the Europe wide demonstration and lobby of the European Parliament against the general threat of low pay and displacement and the particular threat of marketisation of education from the proposed EU Services Directive.
He has vast experience in representing teachers and lecturers in national negotiations.
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