|Casual and Hourly-Paid (Atypical) Workers|
This page covers issues relating to part-time contracts for demonstrators, instructors, tutors, teachers and lecturers including Post Graduate Students.
The University has recently (January 2013) conceded that a Bank-worker should have employment status. Everyone who teaches on a regular basis, even for only an hour or two each week, should have a contract of employment which includes a statement of employment particulars showing entitlement to incremental progression, USS pension, negotiated sick leave, grade, pay, redundancy and holiday entitlement.
If you are a Bank Worker teaching for the University of Sheffield and have taught both semesters each year this check list will help you find out whether or not you should have employee status.
Advice for those who are being 'regularised'
If you are at all unhappy about the information you have received or the process undertaken you can ask for further information. This document hourly paid - atypical workers advice April 2010 gives background information and advice and hourly paid - atypical workers how to get information from the university gives you some template letters to use to request further information from the university. And follow up letter: Letter 1b
Information for Atypical Workers
Information is available via the HR website at: click here.
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