Hundreds of university staff made redundant due to coronavirus

According to the Guardian, hundreds of university staff on precarious contracts have been dismissed by their employers in a drive to cut costs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Staff on fixed-term contracts, including visiting lecturers, researchers and student support workers, at Bristol, Newcastle and Sussex universities have been made redundant or told their employment will end prematurely or not be renewed.

Universities rely heavily on staff on short-term contracts: over 50% are in insecure employment, according to the University and College Union.

The email included a plan by the director of finance, Allan Spencer, to terminate the employment of all tutors on fixed-term contracts and agency staff, and to freeze recruitment indefinitely, including for posts where job offers have been made but not yet formally accepted.

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