What is this dispute about?
Casualisation in the sector has risen sharply in recent years. This is unacceptable. UCU are asking for an end to zero hours contracts, proper contracts for Graduate Teaching Assistants, and a meaningful agreement to move towards more open-ended contracts.
What does this mean for our local members?
- 37% of all academic staff employed at The University of Liverpool are on casualised contracts (HESA data 2019/20).
- On average 45% of work done by hourly paid and part-time teachers is unpaid.
- Casualisation disproportionally affects our women and BAME colleagues.
Read these heart-breaking testimonies of why casualisation is so damaging.