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Strike Day Three

The clouds and drizzle were back today, but they did not dampen our picket spirits. Members were joined by local councillors, students, and representatives from various local socialist organisations. It was clear from the discussions on the pickets that our struggle goes further than higher education. Disputes over pay and working conditions are becoming more…

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Strike Day Two

Our three-day strike continued today. It was an even chillier morning, but luckily we had the help our picket firepit to keep the frostbite at bay. At the picket locations the music, dancing and lots of discussions about why we are on strike continued. Today Leicester UCU members were joined on the pickets by Leicester…

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Strike Day One

Today saw the beginning of our three-day strike. It was a chilly morning, and the rain came, but the weather did not dampen our spirits. At the picket locations there was music, dancing and lots of discussions about why we are on strike. All of which was streamed live to our virtual picket. This dispute…

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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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