Casualisation of Labour

UCU believes that high quality education and fair working conditions depend on contracts that give staff stability and continuity of employment. Casualisation is bad for staff and bad for education, yet it's endemic in our colleges and universities. 


46% of universities and 60% of colleges use zero hours contracts to deliver teaching.


68% of research staff in higher education are on fixed term contracts, with many more dependent on short-term funding for continued employment.

Stamp Out Casualisation is UCU's campaign to win continuity of employment and fairer contracts for casualised staff.


The campaign against casualisation is one of UCU's national priorities.

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