Thousands of UK academics ‘treated as second-class citizens’

Report claims higher education institutions have created pool of low-paid staff for teaching and research, The Guardian is reporting.

Thousands of academic staff at British universities are being treated as second-class citizens on precarious contracts, says a report highlighting the “alarming rise of mass casualised labour” in higher education.

It calls on the Office for Students, the higher education regulator in England, to require each university to publish figures showing their use of casual teaching staff, and for research councils to insist their grant-holders employ staff on improved contracts.

Jo Grady, the UCU general secretary, said students would be shocked by the levels of dehumanisation of staff at universities where they were studying.

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