The consequences of overtime in Dutch academia

Posted in Governance and administration on January 21st, 2020 by steve

“Today, I joined three colleagues to head to The Hague to hand over a report of 720 formal complaints of structural overtime in academia and its negative consequences to the Labour Inspectorate. These complaints were filed as a single collective complaint by two labour unions, on behalf of WOinActie, the activist group of academics that tries to improve working and learning conditions in academia …” (more)

[Ingrid Robeyns, Crooked Timber, 20 January]

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TUI – Third Level Ballots on Overtime Ban and Compliance with the established Academic Calendar

Posted in Governance and administration on May 8th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Dear Colleagues, Arising from decisions made by TUI Congress the Executive Committee is asking you to vote YES in each of two ballots. A majority YES vote will enable the Executive Committee to direct third level members not to work overtime above the weekly norm of what is required by national contracts and national agreements and not to lecture outside of the established academic calendar year. Such directives would therefore provide important protections for all third level TUI members …” (more)

[Teachers’ Union of Ireland, 8 May]

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Lecturers doing even more unpaid overtime

Posted in Legal issues on March 1st, 2009 by steve

“University lecturers are doing even more unpaid overtime than last year and far more than the national average, according to new figures from the Trades Union Congress (TUC). Almost half of staff teaching in universities (45.7%) said they did unpaid overtime and, on average, put in an extra 52 days’ work over the course of the year, way above the national average of 41 days. Today is the TUC’s Work Your Proper Hours Day when the average person who does unpaid overtime would start to get paid if they did all their unpaid overtime at the start of the year. Teaching professionals across education again top the TUC’s chart of occupations that put in the most extra unpaid hours, although higher education was the only sector to see a rise in the number of days of unpaid overtime worked a year …” (more)

[UCU, 27 February]

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