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Redundancies comment #3 – Plan for Maths doesn’t add up

Published: 21st January, 2021

Earlier today the Vice-Chancellor did a live Q&A in which there were many questions about the University’s planned redundancies. This one is particularly relevant to the proposals facing School of Mathematics & Actuarial Science. Lots of questions in the chat about redundancies. Here’s one: Staff have been put through very damaging and problematic ‘transformations’ by…

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Redundancies comment #2 – Show us the data

Published: 20th January, 2021

Previously we drew attention to the specific redundancy plans aimed at the University School of Business in CMS & Political Economy specialisms. Thanks to all highlighting the wrongness of these plans. Our comms team will do the same for each affected area. Because none of the plans in other areas make any more sense to…

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Redundancies comment #1 – Welcome back to the start of term

Published: 20th January, 2021

Our leadership team has another perfect moment for you, today emailing hundreds of staff to tell them they, or others in their teams, are at risk of redundancy. The timing is brutal, the process shady. Throughout the pre-change engagement that supposedly informs these decisions, we asked repeatedly for access to the external consultancy reports feeding…

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Leicester UCU in 2

Published: 17th December, 2020

In this week’s update (17 December 2020), Vice Chair, Emma Battell Lowman, wishes all a very merry Christmas, encourages all to complete the LUCU word search, and asks that Professor Canagarajah fulfils her one Christmas wish – supply the consultancy data underpinning the pre-change engagements.

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Leicester UCU in 2

Published: 11th December, 2020

In this week’s update (11 December 2020), Vice Chair, Emma Battell Lowman, updates on the pre-change engagement meetings and external consultancy reviews.

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Leicester UCU in 2

Published: 4th December, 2020

In this week’s update (4 December 2020), Vice Chair, Emma Battell Lowman, updates on LSP redundancies, the equalities work of UCU, and the latest on the dispute.

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Leicester UCU Christmas Wordsearch

Published: 30th November, 2020

Many thanks for attempting the LUCU 2020 wordsearch. Play by looking for the words and when you have found them click on the first letter and the last letter. All words can be in any direction, including backwards. When you have completed the wordsearch you will receive a completion message on the screen. Take a…

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Leicester UCU in 2

Published: 27th November, 2020

In this week’s update (27 November 2020), Vice Chair, Emma Battell Lowman, covers the redundancies facing colleagues in Unison, our sibling union at the University, hopes all our friends and families stay safe as Leicester enters another type of lockdown and the US celebrates Thanksgiving, and invites Leicester UCU folks to share their memories of…

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Leicester UCU in 2

Published: 20th November, 2020

Update 20-11-2020

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Leicester UCU in 2

Published: 13th November, 2020

Update 13-11-2020

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