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The Rep Newsletter, No. 1

Published: 8th June, 2021

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Strike Schedule, June 2021

Published: 8th June, 2021

Please check this page regularly, for updates on timings, locations and activity details. Remember: to help manage social distancing on the physical pickets, report to Victoria Park (Attenborough entrance) in the first instance. See our Strike FAQs page for further guidance on safe picketing and virtual participation. Wednesday 9 June: Solidarity Day Our theme is…

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Strike Action FAQs June 2021

Published: 8th June, 2021

Page last updated, 8 June 2021 What does taking strike action mean? Strike action means not doing any work for all of the days specified by the union. This includes, for instance, time before 9am and after 5pm and includes any activity which is part of your work such as teaching, administration, meetings, emails relating…

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Leicester UCU Statement

Published: 26th May, 2021

In a recent statement, Leicester UCU stated that we actively discouraged prospective students from applying to the University of Leicester. We know that not all of our members agreed with this. We feel that the Executive Board has created a toxic atmosphere at the University of Leicester which is not conducive with a productive and…

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Pure Maths External Examiner resignation

Published: 17th May, 2021

Dr Alison Parker, associate professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Leeds, resigns as University of Leicester’s external examiner in pure mathematics, saying she no longer wishes to be associated with such a “university”. She has also donated her examiner fees from last year to the maths legal fund. Her…

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WHO is doing WHAT to WHOM

Published: 12th May, 2021

Do you know any of the individuals below? Ask them what’s happening at University of Leicester. Ask them what their role is, ask them what they’re doing to defend the University! Are you a member of any of same organisations as any of the individuals below, whether a professional assocation, or voluntary or religious body?…

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Academic Boycott – FAQs for University of Leicester Staff

Published: 7th May, 2021

On Tuesday 4th May UCU formally announced a Global Academic Boycott of the University of Leicester and informed its members across all institutions. For UCU members and supporters outside UoL, this means not applying for any advertised jobs at Leicester not speaking at or organising academic or other conferences at Leicester not accepting invitations to…

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Reporting Action Short Of a Strike

Published: 29th April, 2021

To use our quick, easy and lawful reporting mechanism, click here. Reporting ASOS to your employer Have you recently read an email from the VC about how, why, and when to report your observance of Action Short of A Strike (ASOS)? Confused? Us too. As it stands, the reporting mechanism suggested by the VC appears…

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VC’s email – with feedback

Published: 29th April, 2021

On 28 April, the Vice-Chancellor wrote to all employees of the University. His message is below, with our commentary.

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Pay deductions, ASOS and what it means to negotiate

Published: 28th April, 2021

Email sent to all members of Leicester UCU, 28 April 2021. On 26 April, we received a letter from Deputy Vice-Chancellor Edmund Burke outlining the Executive Board’s provisional approach to deducting pay from UCU members undertaking Action Short of a Strike (ASOS), due to commence on 4 May. His letter expresses disappointment that we did…

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