Work environment University teachers and researchers constitute a highly educated precariat and employment conditions in higher education a gig economy. These are the findings of a new report from SULF.
Conditions During the pandemic year 2020, the majority of SULF's members who completed a questionnaire worked much more than their regular working hours, and most have not received any overtime pay for the extra work. This according to a new survey by SULF.
Conditions University lecturer Erin Cory was fined by the district court for not having a work permit. Her mistake was that she trusted what she was told by Malmö University.
Funding Since no government is ever going to do anything about uncertain employment conditions for researchers, the hope is that higher education institutions will take responsibility for creating stability, regardless of the funding system. That is the conclusion drawn by SULF in a new report presented today.
Profiles Turkish university lecturer and researcher Onur Can Taştan signed a peace petition against fighting in south-eastern Turkey. Then he lost his job. With the help of SULF, he has come to Uppsala University and is studying trade unions in Sweden and Turkey.
Conditions A new report from SULF and the National Junior Faculty, NJF, shows that the number of researchers outside the higher education institutions' career development systems has increased dramatically in the past decade, and career paths have become increasingly unclear.
Conditions Umeå University claims it owns the research data that the university's researchers produce. SULF believes that the university has no right of ownership of the data. The matter was the subject of a central negotiation, which has ended in disagreement.
Politics SULF tells the government that stricter requirements for permanent residence permits in the proposed new Migration Act may make it more difficult for Sweden to retain foreign researchers.
Education The uniquely rapid transition to distance mode has been a powerful driver of the digitalisation of higher education. But how much of that change will endure after the pandemic? Universitetsläraren has asked a number of key people.
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.