United For Education: United to End Precarious Contracts

18 November 2016 - 12:45pm
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On Saturday 19 November, the National Union of Students and UCU - University and College Union will be marching in central London to demand free, quality further and higher education, accessible to all.

The ongoing marketisation of education has meant many FE colleges have closed, jobs have been lost and students are being forced into debt whilst companies profit from student and staff poverty. 

Academia is a front line in the fight against precarious contracts: 53% of academics are on zero-hours contracts, agency or other form of precarious contract.  

War on Want stands in solidarity with all those fighting against precarious contracts, and for free, quality further and higher education accessible to all. 

United for Education! United to #EndPrecariousContracts 

Details of the march are here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/996259493804760/

You can read more here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/16/universities-accused-of-importing-sports-direct-model-for-lecturers-pay

and here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/16/part-time-lecturers-on-precarious-work-i-dont-make-enough-for-rent

 

Read more about our campaign here: 

www.waronwant.org/EndPrecariousContracts

 

ASK YOUR MP TO END PRECARIOUS CONTRACTS

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