Times Higher Education report.
Why am I not surprised by this?
I guess it's true from the corporate management perspective. If they want to do more for less, how can they increase the exploitation rate when UCU keeps putting a spoke in the wheel? They need the support of non-union staff who can see the wisdom of short term contracts, staff cuts, more work for less pay, and acceptance of the current economic crisis as something that is bestowed on us by nature.
Make no mistake, there's going to be more and more of this appearing in the coming months, and it will be even worse if the Tory's get in power in 2010.