UCU report examines how academics on insecure contracts are ‘vulnerable and open to exploitation’
(((Colin Wight)))Not just the UK. But for all the platitudes about supporting casual staff, permanent staff benefit from the labour of casual staff. It’s academia’s dirty little secret.
Casualised staff ‘dehumanised’ in UK universities | Times Higher Education (THE)
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It has become a dispiriting ritual on social media that, every few months, Morrissey’s name begins to trend, prompting swathes of music fans to sigh wearily and wonder what the silly idiot has said or done now. Former fan Fiona Sturges has had enough
One in 50 male offenders in prisons are self-identifying as transgender, according to a survey by the official jail watchdog, rising to one in ten of inmates from traveller communities.
(((Colin Wight)))Can’t believe anyone would try to game the system. 🙄
“Transgender prisoners are entitled to shower alone, separate cells and can apply to switch between male and female jails.”
One in 50 prisoners identifies as transgender.