At Nottingham, UCU is organising a café morning at Aspire Café to bring an opportunity to staff on fix-term contract, hourly paid contracts and zero-hour contracts to share experiences and tips for surviving casualisation.
Research staff and graduate teaching assistants make a huge contribution to education but are often undervalued and employed on short-term contracts. With all political parties wanting to be seen to act on zero hours contracts and employers vulnerable to reputation damage, now is a great time to highlight the casualisation of our sector and push forward the argument that high quality education depends on secure contracts and continuity of employment.
When: 5th of November from 10 till 11am
Where: Trent Café (University Park) and Aspire Café (Triumph Rd, opposite Geospatial building at Jubilee Campus)
UCU will be paying for the coffee and cakes!