I've been told there is no budget to extend my contract. This wasn't an issue for the last 3 extensions. Precedent has been set with 4 other expectant mothers prior to me, where an honorary contract is put in place for those 6 weeks allowing the person to claim full mat leave. This is confirmed by my union. Do they have to honour this? Or will I be out of a job 6 weeks before I'm due? They have also confirmed that my duties will be absorbed by another member of staff as the role is still required.