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Striking members of the UCU and other unions at University College last year. Photograph: Guy Smallman/Getty

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


 Striking members of the UCU and other unions at University College last year. Photograph: Guy Smallman/Getty

Report claims higher education institutions have created pool of low-paid staff for teaching and research

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.

The report by the University and College Union claims institutions have created a pool of low-paid staff to teach undergraduates, conduct research and work in libraries, despite having advanced postgraduate or other academic qualifications.

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