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Honours and dishonour

Yesterdays honours list has me thinking, our present and hopefully short term PM has  given the top four honours to women and a knighthood to an old man who  has so much he could have rolled over and asked his wife for a knighthood but let’s get back to the four women. 453 more words

A Word From Signe

Zero-Hours and Fixed-Term Contracts in Higher Education

My UCU branch commissioned me to write an article on zero-hours contracts in higher education for the newsletter, it’s very much aimed at UCU members (and at getting more people unionised), but is still a useful summary and there isn’t a huge amount of information out there. 2,311 more words

Higher Education

Not enough 'decent jobs' - which age group is most affected?

So much for trying to post ‘good news’ stories in the run-up to Christmas.

This is the TUC’s Decent Jobs Week in which they draw attention to those who work in low paid, insecure jobs, including those (apparently over one million) who are on zero-hours contracts, those working via agencies or as casual workers who may not be able to access on important employment rights and benefits. 290 more words

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