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teaching only contracts

Branch meeting 7th October 1.15 pm 6E2.1

This is an important branch meeting that will give members a chance to discuss the proposed changes (cuts) to the USS pension scheme.

There are two further important items on the agenda for the meeting:

  • underpayment of holiday pay to part-time hourly paid staff
  • grading of teaching only contracts.

For full details see the meeting agenda

UCU challenges use of zero hours contracts

ist for zero hoursUCU has a clear policy against the use of zero hours contracts. There are many names for these contracts but they typically involve an individual undertaking to be available for work but the employer not guaranteeing to provide any work and only paying for the hours worked. Now UCU has agreed to use Freedom of Information requests to get a clear picture of how widespread the use of zero hours contracts has become.