I work for a university on a temporary contract which is due to end on the 4th Oct. I took authorised unpaid leave to go on camp but when I went back to work yesterday for staff training I noticed that my name was not assigned to any of the jobs for the forthcoming weekend which is a big earner. I approached my manager and she said that because I was away for two weeks "doing the army thing" I was not there to confirm that I would be able to work the coming weekend (I had already confirmed my availability for this weekend 2 weeks before going on camp). I was kind of in shock as I was not quite expecting that response considering I am one of the most experienced members of the team having worked the same 13 week contract for 2 years in a row, so did not make a fuss at the time (much to the annoyance of my colleagues who think it was damn cheeky of my manager). I phoned my direct line supervisor and she said that my name was definitely down to work this weekend and that she would have a word with her boss (my manager). I approached my other colleagues and it transpires that two of them had also not been given work, despite they had been there for the past 13 weeks and to top it off the university had employed other people with no experience to fill our places. The other two were given work although very much off the cuff doing bone jobs. Having pondered over why I was not asked to come back because I was away, I spoke with other colleagues and apparently they were given their weeks notice for the end of contract last week while I was away. I still haven't been given any notice despite the contract finishing on the 4th Oct (is notice still needed even though I know when the contract ends?). Having waffled on now, the point I am trying to get to is, was it legal/acceptable for my CoC to tell me that because I was away "doing the army thing" I am unable to see the contract out, despite me having done everything correct (authorised leave and telling bosses that I will definitely be available to work this weekend)? If you need anything further explaining then I'll try and expand, just a tad pished off that I'll be Â£300 down at the end of Oct because I'm not working this weekend.