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One third of postgrads not paid minimum wage

Mar 11th, 2013 | By

A report from the National Union of  Students recently revealed that a third (30 per cent) of postgraduate students, who teach in universities, are paid less than the national minimum wage of £6.19 an hour. See UCU’s and NUS’s postgraduate employment charter here: http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1807 http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6530 http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=422848&c=1



Lecturers clocking up more unpaid overtime

Mar 11th, 2013 | By

According to figures just released by the TUC, teaching and educational professionals are clocking up an extra hour and a half per week of unpaid overtime compared to last year. www.workyourproperhoursday.com http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6531 http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/work-your-proper-hours-day-1736699 Follow UCU’s workloads campaign here: http://workload.web.ucu.org.uk/  



Work is good for us …

Jul 24th, 2012 | By

Work is good for us, but only if it’s meaningful and engaging, says CIPD, in response to ONS National Wellbeing report. The UK’s first national subjective wellbeing report published recently highlights the positive effect of having a job on people’s ‘happiness’. However, separate analysis by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests this finding

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Postgraduate students and UCU

Apr 25th, 2012 | By

At the University of Stirling postgraduate students are a distinctive, but important, group within the academic community. UCU (University and College Union) is the union that represents staff employed in academic and related posts – including postgraduate students employed in these roles. Like thousands of postgraduate students across the UK, many postgraduate students registered at

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Contract Researchers

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

Contract researchers lead complicated lives.  Below you will find links to information which will help you to understand the context for your contract and its development. If you have any questions, problems or suggestions, you can contact the UCU rep for contract research staff at University of Stirling: Dr Helen Lees   h.e.lees@stir.ac.uk If you would

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