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Casualisation and Precarity

Higher Education is one of the most casualised employment sectors, with many colleagues in precarious jobs for many years, postgraduate students being exploited in teaching roles, and other examples.

At Queen Mary estimates about the amount of work done by casualised staff is about 75%. Management dispute that exact figure but do not dispute the overall situation.

QMUL UCU have anti-casualisation reps and have had a number of campaigns about the issue as a whole and particular issues.

In the Spring strike of 2018 there was a teach-out on casualisation - notes

Nationally the UCU has had campaigns about casualisation under the slogan Stamp out casual contracts although there is criticism that they have not done enough on the issue.

There are a number of people and groups active on social media

@acapreciat are preparing a web page giving people's stories etc, they are inviting contributions. You might want to add yours here before going national. More details to follow.

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