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Claiming from Leicester UCU Fighting Fund

(Updated 17 June 2021) Background: Leicester UCU are engaged in an ongoing dispute with the University Executive Board over compulsory redundancies. Through a legal ballot, members have committed to strong action to defend livelihoods and the future of our university, which has to date included 3 days of strike action and a long campaign of…

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‘Throwing 26 of our colleagues on the scrapheap’: ITV Central – 9 June 2021

ITV Central visited the picket on our first strike day last week, 9 June, and reported on why we have taken this action. Their report includes interviews with Dr Joseph Choonara, one of our departmental reps (in the original redundancy pool in the School of Business) and with Dr Deborah Toner, our Campaigns and Social…

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Three Day Strike: Reflections

Reflecting on our short, sharp strike action last week, there is a lot we can be proud of. Physical and virtual picketers turned out in solidarity, along with lots of well wishers supporting our cause and some rousing speeches from external commentators. The strike took on three key daily themes that have been incredibly relevant…

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The Rep Newsletter, No. 5

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History External Examiner Resignation

Dr Gerhard Wolf, Senior Lecturer in History and Director of Doctoral Studies in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex, resigns as University of Leicester’s external examiner in history, saying he is ‘disturbed’ by the executive board’s unwillingness to listen to criticism and consult meaningfully with staff. His full letter…

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