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Upcoming Strike Action

Leicester UCU and its members will be on strike 1-3 December. This is in defence of the four fights: 1) Improved working conditions; 2) Closing of equality pay gaps; 3) Increased pay;  and 4) An end to casualisation. In the recent ballot, our branch achieved a mandate for strike action and action short of strike…

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Phase 2 Redundancies

As you will be aware, Phase 2 of the redundancy process began in September 2021. Here, we share some of the proposed changes that will, the Executive Board state, result in a reduction of five posts. However, the impact will be far reaching, as it will ultimately affect many academics and professional services staff across…

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Covid Concerns report form

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Health & Safety Guidance

Leicester UCU has been engaging in discussions with University management regarding members’ concerns about the risk posed by Covid-19, as staff who have been working primarily from home return to campus. Ventilation in Teaching Rooms Ventilation in rooms used by staff and students has emerged as a central issue in reducing the risk of infection….

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Shaping for Excellence: How it’s Going

Now that Nishan Canagarajah has embarked on Phase 2 of his grand ‘Shaping for Excellence’ plans. What about Phase 1? We have not forgotten about the 21 compulsory redundancies. We have not forgotten about the hundreds more that were forced to take voluntary severance, or resigned in disgust. We also have not forgotten about the…

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