What is a contract?

Following discussions of contracts at the Gender and Labour in New Times 2.0 workshop comes this from the THES:

‘Newcastle University [UK] emailed employees before a national strike on 31 October to warn them that working to contract constituted a “breach of contract” and this entitled them to withhold “100% of salary”.’

Plenty to think about: when is a contract not a contract?

Read the article here.