Big news on working conditions for Donegal school secretaries

first_img WhatsApp Big news on working conditions for Donegal school secretaries Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews School secretaries and caretakers on low pay with no job security are to have their conditions of employment regularised.A new preliminary agreement reached at the Workplace Relations Commission will see more than 1000 school secretaries and caretakers receive better working conditions if agreement is reached between all sides.The dispute centres on a two-tier pay system however there is now an open dialogue between all parties.Local Spokesperson and school secretary Kathleen O’Doherty says its important that the process now moves quickly:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/kathleenraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterestcenter_img Google+ Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleAnswers sought over controversial tuna fishing off Donegal coastNext articleMore than 1/4 of Garda stations don’t have regular opening hours News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – October 29, 2020 Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Pinterestlast_img read more

Hacking away at student loan debt

first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Ashley Tate, OZYMichael and April Loeffler know all about the value of a good education. But that doesn’t mean the couple are happy with the student debt they’ve amassed while paying for five degrees plus a professional certificate. In fact, they took out the federal maximum to help fund their tuition bills, and despite years of payments and earning a grant, they’re still saddled with debt. How much, exactly? “I prefer not to think about the total amount,” says Michael, an assistant principal in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “I’m admittedly in voluntary denial.”He’s hardly alone. Today there’s more than $1.3 trillion in outstanding student debt, and the average borrower owes $28,400 upon graduation, says the Project on Student Debt. Yet as more Americans borrow a whopping amount to pay for higher education, they’re not always thinking about how they’re going to pay back their hefty loan commitments. Which is where a growing group of startups are trying to squeeze in to help grads repay and manage their loans.Most of these ventures focus on refinancing and consolidating loans. CommonBond, for one, lets qualified borrowers — smarty-pants with certain graduate degrees in areas like finance, law and nursing, among others — refinance up to $220,000. Another called SoFi provides already-employed grads (congrats!) or those with existing job offers from more than 2,200 institutions with the ability to refinance any amount of federal or private loan. The San Francisco-based company first crunches info like how much dough a borrower is currently making and where he or she previously worked or studied, then spits out both fixed and variable interest rate offers instead of just the federal government’s one-size-fits-all rate, which now sits at 4.66 percent for undergrads. continue reading »last_img read more

European scheme tenders $10m global securities mandate on IPE-Quest

first_imgA European corporate pension fund is looking for a manager to run a $10m (€7.3m) global insurance-linked securities portfolio, according to a new entry on manager search facility IPE-Quest.The unnamed pension fund has stipulated the mandate should be run with a defensive style and using an active process, benchmarked against the Eurekahedge ILS Advisers and the Swiss Re Global CAT Bond indices.Managers should have at least $500m in assets under management in the targeted asset class, and a minimum of $10bn under management overall.The deadline for responses is 11 August. The IPE.com news team is unable to answer any further questions about IPE-Quest tender notices to protect the interests of clients conducting the search. To obtain information direct from IPE-Quest, please contact Jayna Vishram on +44 (0) 20 7261 4630 or email [email protected]last_img read more