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Holding Labour to their promises on secure work!

At the UCU Cradle to Grave conference on Saturday 16 February, Angela Rayner reinforced Labour's commitment to ending zero hours contracts. I asked her what Labour's plans would be for ending other forms of casualisation beyond zero hours (which they intend to do in every sector) and cited the extensive misuse of fixed term contracts … Continue reading Holding Labour to their promises on secure work!

Election Statement

Vicky Blake Widening Participation Officer (Academic-Related) Campaign flyer available in colour and greyscale. I’m standing for VP in a year of unprecedented membership growth and engagement in UCU. New and established activists are organising: joining branch, regional, and national committees, and mobilising online networks including USS Briefs, International and Broke, Academics for Pensions Justice, and Rank … Continue reading Election Statement

About me

I’m a widening participation officer at the University of Leeds, and was finally made permanent a couple of years ago after almost a decade of casualised contracts. I joined UCU as a Durham University postgraduate in 2009, while firmly skewered on the sharp end of precarious work. I juggled multiple zero-hours teaching and admin roles, … Continue reading About me