PhD researchers are not entitled to sick leave, annual leave, maternity leave or other workers’ rights.
Unpaid ‘teaching contributions’ expected in most universities and ITs but PhD candidates can’t get ‘a liveable wage’.
'Doing the housework of academia': Women and minorities hardest hit by third-level working conditions
We look at the impact of insecure work on women, people with disabilities and vulnerable groups in the sector.
Analysis reveals an average of over 11,200 lecturers working in temporary and casual contracts.