An IT Tralee lecturer says the casualisation of teaching contracts is ‘demeaning’. Anne Marie Courtney told the TUI conference in Killarney that, in 2007, a 16-hour contract became available at the Institute of Technology, Tralee. tuiShe says the contract was split into two 9-hour contracts, and in 2014, it was sub-divided again into 17 separate contracts. This resulted in a number of staff members receiving contracts which varied in length from half-an-hour per week up to two-and-a-quarter hours per week. Anne Marie Courtney says this needs to stop. [audio_player src=””]