Positive policies (measures to protect causal and vulnerable academic staff)
- University of Edinburgh:
statement on the website that all staff will continue to receive their salary and any contractual allowances as normal, and that specific arrangements will be put in place for hourly paid staff, i.e. staff on guaranteed minimum hours contracts.
- University of Sheffield:
'At the beginning of April the University made a commitment to support casual workers who have worked regularly for the University, but are no longer offered work, through the Government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of the spring semester 13 June. Unless otherwise agreed, casual staff who have been on furlough leave up until 13 June, will no longer be classed as furloughed from this date and can therefore undertake work for the University as and when it is offered without giving prior notification to HR.'
It also states as follows: 'We are aware of the contracts due to expire in the next few months and will be working with the relevant departments as a matter of urgency to review these roles and determine whether an extension should be applied. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.' 
- University of Cardiff - UCU Cardiff Met,Twitter, 28/3
Cardiff Met have provided assurances, that they will be looking after HPL, fixed-term and permanent staff over the coming months
- University of Exeter:
i.a. ‘Postgraduate Teaching Assistants will continue to be paid if their work is cancelled or rescheduled, and should claim for their hours in the usual way’
- University of Nottingham:
'If casual workers cannot deliver their work during a period of closure, they will be paid for the work that was agreed and scheduled and then, by agreement, will catch up on delivery of work at a later stage. Where this later proves not to be possible, for example because the work is no longer required, the earlier payment will not be reclaimed by the University.'
- Warwick Anti-Casualisation Open Letter to Management, no date;
- Update from Stirling UCU - 31 March
Citing University announcement: the University is 'committed to paying all those on casual contracts for work that had been offered and scheduled but subsequently cancelled. It is also seeking further guidance from funding bodies with regard to the possibility of funding extensions in the circumstances.'
- KCL update to staff - 24 March:
‘If you are a casual or temporary worker, you will be paid for the work you have been contracted to do whether it is possible for you to do that work or not.'
- Portsmouth UCU twitter - 24 March
'the University of Portsmouth has suspended the redundancy consultation [relating to its plans to cut 60% of English Lit Lecturers] in the context of the #COVIDー19 national crisis.'
- Update from Exeter UCU - 27 March
With respect to postdocs, HR are, in cooperation with Colleges/services, mapping which funding bodies are to investigate possible extensions, there is no clear policy line as yet from the university.
- KCL email to staff - 24 March
'If you are employed on a fixed term contract which is due to expire and would have been renewed in normal circumstances, we will honour that renewal and you will continue receiving your salary. We will work with everyone whose contracts expires during this challenging period to provide help and support.'
In addition, some universities have cancelled or deferred indefinitely strike pay deductions for the last 14 days of strikes (see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ih-hfIo51muzDGF6TINyQpIDmCYezvBNHYh84gtyst8/edit section 6).
 Examples have been retrieved from the crowdsourced document Immediate proposals to universities in response to the Covid-19 crisis (accessed 21.06.2020)
 Examples have been retrieved from crowdsourced document Positive Policies https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Ztrmyjk9uhtAHIigIaDJ4WV9VBmQNKnhA01ZrTSHDuM/edit (accessed 21.06.2020)