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July (3) 2010

Fixed-term and open-ended contract research staff

This branch

  1. Recognizes the valuable contribution made by ‘fixed term’ and ‘open-ended’ contract research staff staff to UCU and to the academic community generally
  2. Notes that notwithstanding the removal of the threat of compulsory redundancies amongst some IOE staff there are still large numbers of ‘contract research staff’ ‘at risk’ of compulsory redundancy.
  3. Notes that this group of staff receives no funded time to pursue academic and scholarly activities.
  4. Deplores that in its attitudes and practices with regard to the management and support of this group of staff and the administration of the funding they generate IOE treats them as casual disposable labour.
  5. Will over the next year actively campaign to improve the way in which this group of staff are managed and treated by IOE.

´╗┐Resolution passed at branch meeting on 1 July 2010