Three out of ten staff in teacher-training departments on fixed- term contracts

15th May 1998 at 01:00
* Three out of ten staff in teacher-training departments are on fixed- term contracts, say unions representing hundreds of thousands of higher education staff.

They are to campaign against growing casualisation which, they say, exploits and demoralises staff and indirectly discriminates against women.

The proportion of teachers and researchers on fixed contracts has doubled since 1979.

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