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OU: It's a win

Big win at OU over permanant contracts

1 August 2022

UCU has hailed a landmark win as The Open University (OU) begins rolling out a programme of new permanent contracts for 4,800 previously casualised Associate Lecturers.

Following extensive negotiations between the university and UCU, from 1 August 2022 staff will benefit from enhanced job security, a pay uplift of between 10-15%, additional annual leave, and staff development allowances. 

UCU has called on other universities across the UK to follow suit and end the scourge of casualisation.

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Click here for more details of the agreement reached at OU [299kb] and how this win can be applied across all our branches.

Last updated: 22 September 2022