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Report of UCU Congress 2019

Published: 30th May, 2019

Report of UCU Congress 2019 Harrogate Convention Centre This year’s UCU Congress took place in Harrogate from the evening of Friday 24th May to the afternoon of Monday 27th May. Leicester UCU’s delegates were Gareth Brown, Emi Mise and Nick Adkins – the first time that three delegates were permitted given the recent rise in…

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Academic-related staff Manifesto

Published: 30th May, 2019

Remember: UCU is for Academic-Related Professional-Services staff too!

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UCU General Secretary election – hustings 14th May

Published: 11th April, 2019

Details of the structure of the hustings, as well as questions asked by branch members, are available here:

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Islamophobia and racism at the University of Leicester

Published: 5th April, 2019

Leicester UCU has heard of a recent racist attack against members of staff at the Brookfield site. These members of staff were subjected to a verbal racist attack, including a death threat, when leaving Brookfield. We are appalled to hear of this, and have shared our concerns with both the President of the Students Union…

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Sexual violence and harassment at the University of Leicester #MeTooOnCampus

Published: 4th April, 2019

Leicester UCU extend our solidarity and support to those students speaking out about their experiences of sexual violence and harassment experienced at the University of Leicester, and other higher education institutions. These acts of violence are wholly unacceptable and have no place on our campus. We call on the University of Leicester to listen carefully…

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Leicester UCU statement on NZ terrorist attack

Published: 15th March, 2019

Leicester UCU is appalled and horrified to hear of the fascist attack on the Muslim community of Christchurch, New Zealand. We would like to extend our love to those affected by the horrific attack in which 49 people have lost their lives. We are disturbed to hear increasing incidents of Islamophobia, throughout the world. The…

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You vis-à-vis the VC: how much are you worth?

Published: 28th January, 2019

Have you ever wondered how long it takes the University of Leicester’s president and vice-chancellor to earn your annual salary? Now you can use our quick and easy calculator to find out. Select your pay spinal-point from the list below to find out. (If you know your salary but don’t know what spine point this…

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Strike ballots to open at Leicester’s universities – Press release

Published: 14th January, 2019

More than 1000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Leicester University and De Montfort University are to be balloted for strike action in a row over pay and conditions. The ballot opens tomorrow (Tuesday) and closes on Friday 22 February. The pay row is a national dispute which covers 143 UK universities,…

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Leicester UCU – 2018 End of Year Quiz

Published: 18th December, 2018

Leicester UCU – 2018 End of Year Quiz [HDquiz quiz = “29”]

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Motion in support of ‘Stansted 15’

Published: 4th October, 2018

Motion in support of ‘Stansted 15’: Endorsed by the UCU Committee on 4th October 2018 Leicester UCU notes the case of the so-called ‘Stansted 15’,  activists from groups including End Deportations, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants and Plane Stupid, who, in March 2017 used non-violent direct action – lying down in front of an…

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