United Kingdom - Casual teaching staff wins against precarious conditions - September 30, 2017

A Global Labour Column is dedicated to the struggle of casual teaching staff from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London. With their Fractionals for Fair Play (FFFP) campaign, they won an impressive victory against precarious working conditions and indecently low pay. The achieved deal, which represents a significant improvement not only in terms of remuneration but also in the way it promises to overcome an identified mechanism of exploitation, marks a crucial step in the struggle against casualisation in higher education. The campaign’s latest outcome and the way it was organised may provide inspiration for worldwide campaigns against the marketisation of universities and the deterioration of jobs which comes with it.

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