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ASOS FAQs

Published: 13th December, 2021

Full FAQs about the HE Dispute Full FAQs for Professional Services staff What does ‘action short of a strike’ (ASOS) mean? While a strike is a concerted stoppage of work, ‘action short of a strike’ (ASOS) is normally action which affects only certain aspects of your work. Our ballot result enabled us to call action…

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Strike Day Three

Published: 3rd December, 2021

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

Published: 2nd December, 2021

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

Published: 1st December, 2021

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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Strike FAQs

Published: 29th November, 2021

Full information about the Four Fights and FAQs in relation to strike action can be found here. Below are some helpful answers to common queries of Leicester UCU members. Why are we going on strike? In defence of the Four Fights. What does taking strike action mean? Strike action means not doing any work for…

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Strike Schedule 1-3 Dec

Published: 29th November, 2021

Here’s our schedule of events for 1-3 December strike in the name of the four fights. We also have a virtual picket line each day for those unable to join us physically. Join us on this zoom link from 9:30am each day. We’ll have a livestream from the picket line, as well as the teach-outs,…

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Response to “Student Update” on Strike Action

Published: 25th November, 2021

A recent email issued to students by Geoff Green, the University of Leicester Registrar and Secretary, argued against the strike by the University and College Union due to take place on 1-3 December 2021. It contained a number of dubious claims about our action. We would like to set the record straight. 1) “…this action…

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Upcoming Strike Action

Published: 17th November, 2021

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

Published: 11th October, 2021

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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Health & Safety Guidance

Published: 1st October, 2021

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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