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Precarious Contracts: fixed term, fractional and hourly paid

The RUCU Claim

Please read what we are doing at a local level to combat precarity at University of Reading

Protecting precarious workers during Covid-19:
UCU, nationally, regionally and at branch level, has recognised that our members on casualised contracts are some of the most vulnerable to the effects of the Covid-19 crisis at work

UCU Stamp Out Casual Contracts campaign:

UCU believes that high quality education and fair working conditions depend on contracts that give staff stability and continuity of employment. Casualisation is bad for staff and bad for education, yet it’s endemic in our colleges and universities


Fixed-term regulations: requesting confirmation of permanence
Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 – Regulation 9 – Requesting confirmation of permanence from your employer.

Guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is a temporary scheme open to all UK employers for four months starting from 1 March 2020, although it may be extended if necessary, and employers can access the scheme at any time during this period. It is intended to support employers whose operations have been severely affected by coronavirus (Covid-19)