Strike action in higher education

Stamp out casual contracts

Anti-casualisation progress at the University of Bristol

18 January 2019

A productive development to the anti-casualisation camapign at UCU Bristol, with the University of Bristol and UCU agreeing to joint work on casualisation.

This entails time-limited negotiations and a special interest group with a mandate to reduce casualisation and improve job security, which will report by March.

A joint statement by the university and Bristol UCU includes a 'commitment to reducing casualisation; that is, avoiding the unnecessary employment of Academic and Professional Services staff on fixed-term contracts of employment', adding that 'security of work and excellent staff experience are aims to which both the university and UCU are committed.'

Read the full joint statement here.