Calling all campuses! Assembly against casualisation at Warwick!

The battle against TeachHigher has been won, but the struggle against casualisation is just getting started. On 19 June 2015 join casualised workers from across the UK at Warwick University to build on our victory against TeachHigher, moving towards a national strategy against the casualisation of labour in higher education. Schedule 12:00 – 1:30 Lessons […]

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What was TeachHigher and why did we oppose it? How did we win and what’s next?

What was TeachHigher? TeachHigher was an initiative set up by the University of Warwick that was intended to be a temp agency for academic teaching. Initially, Warwick planned for TeachHigher to be a separate but wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of Warwick that would become a UK-wide franchise. The University conceived of TeachHigher as a […]

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TeachHigher to be Disbanded but VAM to be Reformed

(Received via Warwick UCU) This morning, university management acknowledged that “ongoing scrutiny of Teach Higher has become a distraction and Teach Higher should be disbanded”. Full details are available at: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/insite/news/intnews2/th_update Warwick UCU and the Hourly-paid Group welcome this latest development. National and local UCU representatives have been invited to a meeting with senior management later this month […]

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Model Motion for National Demo

Below is a model motion for UCU branches to pass in support of the National Demonstration Against Casualisation and Teach Higher. Branch notes: 1. Post-secondary education is being fundamentally reorganised around the use of casual contracts. Up to one third of staff in HE and FE are on non-permanent contracts. 2. Casual workers are paid […]

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