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Redundancies dispute – resolution details

Published: 24th September, 2018

What follows is a summary both of the agreement reached on Thursday between the University of Leicester Leadership Team and Leicester UCU, and of yesterday’s EGM of Leicester UCU, which endorsed this agreement. The summer has been a bruising one for many parties at University of Leicester. It’s likely the uncertainty and unlying disgruntlement were…

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Press Release: Strike at University of Leicester off

Published: 20th September, 2018

A strike at University of Leicester, due to start on Monday – the first day of the new term – has been called off. Since May, Leicester University and College Union (UCU) – which represents lecturers, researchers, librarians, IT specialists, administrators and professional services workers – has been in dispute with the University Leadership Team…

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In the news…

Published: 9th September, 2018

Reports of our forthcoming strike in Times Higher Education and Leicester Mercury.        

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Compulsory Redundancies – Strike Update

Published: 7th September, 2018

Here at University of Leicester we are currently involved in three disputes. First, the USS pension dispute – at the moment this is paused whilst the Joint Expert Panel does its business. Second, a national battle over pay, gender equality and precarity: a ballot asking if we are prepared to strike on this matter is…

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PRESS RELEASE: September strike at University of Leicester

Published: 7th September, 2018

PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY LEICESTER UNIVERSITY AND COLLEGE UNION 6 September 2018 September strike at University of Leicester Lecturers, researchers and professional services workers – including librarians, IT specialists and counsellors – at University of Leicester have just voted to take industrial action in defence of their jobs. With 55% of eligible members voting –…

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Remember to vote…!

Published: 6th September, 2018

For increased pay. Against gender pay gap, precarity and excessive workload.

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63% vote for strike action

Published: 3rd September, 2018

The results of our ballot for industrial action against the University Leadership Team’s ongoing plans for compulsory redundancies are now in. The results are remarkable, given it was a postal ballot and open for just three weeks during August – with ballot papers in a large number of cases being sent to UCU members’ work…

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Not so bothered about compulsory redundancies?

Published: 18th July, 2018

Here are four reasons why you should care and fight! [see Note below] 1. It’s an opportunity to promote justice and support affected colleagues Colleagues at risk of redundancy are not situated in ‘under-performing’ areas. (The language of ‘under-performance’ is problematic and in many meetings with managers UCU has been demonstrating it is not defensible.)…

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We can stop redundancies! – Email to all members 15 June 2018

Published: 17th June, 2018

Dear Leicester UCU Member, We regretfully report that the University is continuing with its devastating plans to enter into a programme of redundancies affecting all areas of the University. Meetings with the Registrar and the Director of Human Resources have proved frustrating; we have been presented with limited information, a continued justification of “buildings over…

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Brains before buildings

Published: 14th June, 2018

A3 posters, A4 posters and A5 fliers all coming soon…  

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