Third of casual staff struggling to pay rent, UCU poll finds (via Times Higher Education)

Originally posted on the 21st May via the Times Higher Education website.

Survey details the financial and personal costs of casualisation in higher education.

Desperate times: the UCU survey found that 20 per cent of those on casualised contracts had difficulty paying for food

About a third of university staff on fixed-term or casualised contracts struggle to pay their rent or mortgage and household bills, a survey of just over 2,500 University and College Union members suggests.

A fifth of those in non-permanent posts in higher education had difficulty paying for food, and 16 per cent found it hard to pay off loans, according to the UCU report, Making Ends Meet: The Human Cost of Casualisation in Post-secondary Education, published on 21 May.

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