Campaign materials

The following documents are intended for members, branches and local associations across all sectors of the union. The materials include advice for branches/LAs and templates of various campaigning materials that can be adapted for local use.


For further information email anticasualisation@ucu.org.uk

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Campaign pack

'I support secure employment' poster [23kb] (opens in a new window)

Hourly-paid staff leaflet [93kb] (opens in a new window)

Anti-casualisation poster [51kb] (opens in a new window)

Researchers' leaflet [99kb] (opens in a new window)

Zero-hours leaflet [32kb] (opens in a new window)

Zero-hours poster [26kb] (opens in a new window)

Charter for the treatment of casualised staff [116kb] (opens in a new window)


Advice for manager members in HE

Advice to UCU members who manage research staff [37kb] (opens in a new window)

Advice for research managers employing fixed-term research staff [55kb] (opens in a new window)

Advice for academic managers employing hourly-paid teaching staff [65kb] (opens in a new window)


General branch resources

FE local anti-casualisation newsletter [75kb]
HE local anti-casualisation newsletter [75kb]

Building effective local campaigns against casualisation: a branch rep's guide, Jun 15 [281kb] (opens in a new window)

Ending zero-hours contracts in further and higher education: a UCU bargaining & campaigning pack, Nov 14 [344kb] (opens in a new window)

Template: UCU survey of hourly paid and zero hours staff [160kb] (opens in a new window)

Template: UCU survey of research staff [179kb] (opens in a new window)

Note to branches on recruiting and negotiating on behalf of staff on casual contracts

Collective grievance guidance [180kb] (opens in a new window)
Collective grievance guidance [174kb] (opens in a new window)

Advice to branches/LAs on fixed-term and hourly paid representatives

The Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000
see also: UCU commentary on the part-time workers' regulations

The Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002
see also: UCU commentary on the fixed-term employees' regulations

advice on written particulars of employment

See also:

HE branch campaign resources

Stamp Out in FE

Campaign and recruitment downloads

Leaflet to recruit hourly-paid staff [41kb] (opens in a new window)

Leaflet to recruit researchers [41kb] (opens in a new window)

a letter template to VC/principal on the Stamp Out campaign [219kb] (opens in a new window)

a template for a local leaflet on anti-casualisation [211kb] (opens in a new window)

a template for a local petition [224kb] (opens in a new window)

a template for requesting members' help with the campaign [218kb] (opens in a new window)
a leaflet requesting members' help with the campaign [141kb] (opens in a new window)

a template for a survey of hourly paid staff [219kb] (opens in a new window)

a template to illustrate to differences in terms and conditions between salaried and hourly paid staff [210kb] (opens in a new window)

Template workshop presentations:

Researchers' workshop presentation [370kb] (opens in a new window) Researchers' workshop guidance notes [33kb] (opens in a new window)

Hourly-paid workshop presentation [320kb] (opens in a new window) Hourly-paid workshop guidance notes [33kb] (opens in a new window)

Know your rights card

Available to order via Martin Whelton (please provide postal address and quantities wanted):

Stamp Out - know your rights card see a preview of the card [41kb] (opens in a new window)

Related pages:

UCU/NUS Postgraduate Charter

Early Careers Guide


Other resources

There are also branch/LA resources available on the website on:

that can be used in a local anti-casualisation campaign.

Last updated: 4 December 2015