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FE staff visit foodbanks.

FE staff visit foodbanks.

Staff on insecure contracts working in further, adult and prison education are holding down multiple jobs and visiting food banks in an effort to makes ends meet, warns the report "Counting the costs of casualisation in further, adult and prison education" released today (Friday).

The report, from the University and College Union (UCU), says people without secure contracts aren’t paid for around a third of their work and struggle to find somewhere to live. It also reveals the toll it has on their mental and physical health.

Over two-thirds of respondents (71%) said they believed their mental health had been damaged by working on insecure contracts and almost half (45%) said it had impacted on their physical health.

Some spoke of the fear and stress of hours, and therefore income, being cut with little or no notice.

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