University of East London UCU Rotating Header Image

MIS-USE of temporary staff at UeL

MacJobs contract surfaces again at UEL

We thought this had all gone following the signing of the Framework and Part-Time Pay and Grading Agreements but UCU have reports of the misuse of temporary staff at UEL despite these agreed policies.  The Pay and Grading Agreement set out the categories of Part-Time staff at UEL and sought to  protect part-time staff (particularly Hourly Paid staff) and prevent exploitation.  It appears that one School is offering £2k to individuals (not even given the title of lecturer) to Module lead.  For this they are responsible for all teaching and marks, processing of marks, attendance at Boards etc.  They do not receive holiday or sick pay but are paid travel expenses!  This is a cynical attempt by one school to circumvent agreed policy on the employment of part-time staff and any good HR department should have prevented this.   The implications of this development is of concern for all members and a suitable response to about this issue to management must be discussed at the branch meeting.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *