Vote yes in the current ballot to demand employers nationally come to the table to combat casualisation. Complete a survey to help drive a QM campaign to improve working conditions.
The current pay and equalities ballot is about much more than declining real value of our pay. UCU research described in the current pay claim indicates more than one-quarter of HE teaching is delivered by casualised hourly paid staff—as much as 50% in some universities. Precarity affects staff on research contracts and in professional services as well. That is why the UCU’s 2018/19 pay claim called for a nationally-agreed framework for action on precarious contracts, which employers have ignored.
A vote for action in the current ballot is a vote to demand employers nationally come to this table. Send in your ballot today or click here if you need a new one.
Wins this academic year in places like Exeter, Bristol, and the Open University remind that local change is also possible (links below). Local campaigns take collective mobilisation and a clear picture of institutional practices. That’s why our QMUCU survey to investigate the extent and impact of casualisation in academic and professional services employment locally remains open.
If you are employed at QMUL in any non-permanent role—whether a professor, a teaching associate, research assistant, etc—please click here to have your say and get involved campaigning for better conditions.
Please also share this link with other colleagues in any form of precarious work at QMUL. All QMUL casualised staff are invited to participate, whether a union member or not.