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Sheffield Hallam ends zero-hours contracts for associate lecturers


Agreement with University and College Union will see associate lecturers moved to fixed-term contracts

Associate lecturers at Sheffield Hallam University will no longer be employed on zero-hours contracts after the institution agreed to end the practice.

Under a negotiated settlement with the University and College Union (UCU), such staff, who are employed to cover short-term absences or extra teaching, will be moved from zero-hours to fixed-term contracts if they have been employed for more than eight weeks consecutively.

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