The Union considers that temporary/fixed term contracts should only be used in strictly defined circumstances:
In other cases, particularly where financial "flexibility" is the reason, the Union would generally oppose the use of such contracts. Contact the Office if members feel that these contracts are being used for other purposes.
Teachers on fixed term or temporary contracts may have rights concerning the termination of their contracts. These may include the right to redundancy pay, or the consideration of alternative employment, or the right to claim unfair dismissal. If a member is facing the termination of her/his contract then she/he should contact the Union Office. The link below goes to the procedures which apply in such cases..