Smells like victory?

May 6, 2010

Sally Hunt, the University and College Union's general secretary, hailed the ruling on Lancaster University's fixed-term contracts as "a major victory" ("Fixed-term staff score legal victory", 22 April). Why, then, for the past 12 years did the union condone the practice of sacking staff by not renewing their contracts?

Pat Brady, Retired UCU member.

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