In the context of the 2021 UCU NEC election, I’ve made proposals for an anti-precarity policy based around compensation for the risk which temporary staff are obliged to bear because our employers refuse to manage it. This mostly complements existing UCU demands (for example, ending the use of zero hours and hourly paid contracts), butContinue reading “Minimum Contract Length or Compensation?”
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Support from Jo Edge
I’m very grateful to my friend Jo for this endorsement of my UCU NEC candidacy. Jo has an extraordinary ability to both identify injustice and take action against it, and I hope that her perspective will help UCU members to better understand the background to the proposals which I’m putting forward in the current election.Continue reading “Support from Jo Edge”
Welcome to my blog!
Thank you for visiting my website and blog about precarious employment in higher education. I’m starting this project in the context of the 2021 elections to the National Executive Committee of the University and College Union, and you can read my extended election statement here. But I plan to continue to develop my ideas overContinue reading “Welcome to my blog!”