Conditions Many postdocs have been impacted by the corona pandemic. Short contracts mean that delays at work hit particularly hard. Others are managing relatively well and have found ways to deal with the problems, but more and more postdocs may end up in a critical situation the longer the pandemic goes on.
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Conditions Neither the universities nor the Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) keep track of the most vulnerable postdocs: those on scholarships. Universitetsläraren has investigated where they are working, and is also able to show that there has been a significant rise in the proportion of international postdocs among those employed.
Careers Sonchita Bagchi didn’t want to just sit and cry over dreadful postdoc stories. That’s why she established Uppsala University Postdoc Association in 2017. Postdocs have begun to organise, and in 2018 a national postdoctoral researcher association was created.
Conditions SULF is open to reviewing the postdoc contract regulated by the collective bargaining agreement. But the biggest issue for the union is the terms and conditions for postdocs on scholarships.