Documentary Privatization and Working conditions at the University of Utrecht

Documentary: Privatization & Working conditions at the University of Utrecht

Documentary Privatization and Working conditions at the University of Utrecht

Privatization & Working conditions at the University of Utrecht

This fifteen minute film produced by Karlina Derks Bustamante for the “How Does The University Work?” course (self organised by – amongst others-  the Kritische Studenten Utrecht) describes the ongoing process of privatization at the margins of the university.

Despite that a big part of the university is being managed by public money, there are some spaces in which the process of privatization is almost completed. These spaces are the most marginal to the workings of higher education. Within these spaces we find the cleaners.

These employees are not longer public service employees but are hired by private companies. The process of privatization is transforming the conditions in which people have to work at the university. In this short documentary I show the differences between the working condition of employers who still work for the university and those who are hired by private companies.