UK universities have developed a casual disregard for their staff

UK“Your articles on insecure employment at UK universities (University staff contracts ‘like Sports Direct’, 17 November) rightly draw attention to the appalling position of those on casual contracts (Dawn cleaning shift, shower, then teach: survival as a lecturer, 17 November; Universities are using casual contracts to put profit before people, theguardian.com, 17 November). There is, however, an important additional dimension: ‘permanent’ jobs at universities are often permanent in name only …” (more)

[Letters, Guardian, 20 November]

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