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Fixed term contracts

Fixed term contracts

Job security is an important issue for most staff. But for people on fixed term contracts (FTCs) it's a real concern.

members guide to fixed term contractsAn FTC is where the employment contract is:

  • for a specified period
  • to complete a particular task, or
  • ends on the occurrence (or non-occurrence) of a specific event.

Being on an FTC can affect:

  • career progression
  • access to training
  • the ability to get a mortgage.

Many employees across the economy work on fixed-term contracts or as casual staff. Prospect opposes the indiscriminate use of temporary appointments because they undermine the security, terms and conditions and career development of all Prospect members. We campaign for parity of terms and conditions between members on temporary and permanent contracts.


Leaflet/booklet: Flexible membership   info
Recruitment leaflet for seasonal workers or those not on a permanent contract. Sets out our special membership package which recognises the special requirements of people in seasonal, fixed-term or casual work.
 01 June 2010