Universities and colleges across the country have planned anti-casualisation roadshow events publicising the issue of casualisation in Higher and Further Education.
Please see below the details of the London Met, Queen Mary, Hackney College and UEL event to be held at Queen Mary University on Thursday 30th November, which is aimed at highlighting the problem; getting solidarity for action, and facilitating a dialogue between permanent staff member, managers, HR representatives
and casualised staff members on how to improve working conditions. Looking after the working conditions of the most vulnerably employed benefits everyone and creates stronger workplace rights for everyone.
All branches are encouraged to contact UCU to organise an event at your workplace.
You can download the flyer here: East London roadshow leaflet v3 (3):
You can download full guidance from UCU on anti-casualisation and how to organise a roadshow event at your institution here
Christina Paine from UCU spoke at the IWGB demo on 21st November – see video clip below:
East London Anti-Casualisation roadshow event
Thursday 30th November 2017: 4pm-8pm
Queen Mary University, Mile End campus
4pm Library Square: Casualised Workers speed dating event
A getting to know you activity. Meet UCU members from Higher Education, Further Education and Adult and Community Education who work in East London. Share experiences of working on casual contracts. Think about how we can work together.
430pm-6pm – workshops
Bancroft Building 102
Queens Building E303
Bancroft Building 3.24
People’s Palace LG02
Meeting – Casualisation: The Bigger Picture
Speakers: Millie Wild (Hackney UCU and ACC), workers from Picture House, Deliveroo, IWGB, McStikers (tbc)
· Workshop – How to get a permanent contract. (Or a least some guidance on how to improve them)
Facilitators: Jessica Jacobs (QMU UCU and ACC) and Amy Jowett (UCU NEC rep for casual workers FE)
· Workshop on Decolonising the Academy run by Decolonise QMUL – how a decolonised workshop could alleviate pressures on PG/PhD students as well as UG – with a focus on how POC (especially women) are subject to colonial pressures within the institution that do not recognise their emotional labour.
· Exploring Casualisation through Theatre
Facilitators – Christine Paine (UCU NEC rep for casual workers HE) and members of QMUL School of English and Drama
Feedback from Workshops
Long table on casualization – with facilitators from English Department