Last edited by Blessedwith3boys; 25-02-2015 at 22:32.
I am actually surprised that Govt departments are allowed to do it that way.
It is essentially just a work-around to get out of unfair dismissal type claims and/or redundancy payments. They are permanent full time employees who are continuing and ongoing ... but the government is putting them on fixed term contracts purely to limit their responsibilities.
There is a place for fixed term contracts - if the work itself is only required for a fixed term or the employer has an end date for that work ... but when its ongoing - just the employer doesnt want the comittment of a permanent employee ... its certainly grounds for appeal
I'm not sure if all departments work the same but in ours we have a compulsory grievance period where the unsuccessful candidates can appeal.
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