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Durham to scrap nine-month contracts after UCU-backed campaign

18 May 2018 | last updated: 12 July 2018

UCU has welcomed a move by Durham University to scrap the use of nine-month contracts for teaching staff.

The university made the decision following an online campaign by a group of casual staff which revealed that many teaching staff on nine-month contracts were not being paid for preparatory work undertaken over the summer months.

After backing the campaign UCU formally requested a minimum duration of 12 months for all fixed-term contracts at the university.