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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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Resolution of Local Dispute – Joint Statement – 20/9/18

Published: 20th September, 2018

Joint Statement The University of Leicester’s Leadership Team and Leicester UCU are pleased to confirm that the local dispute between both parties has been resolved and, therefore, the strike action planned to commence next week has been cancelled. We have worked closely and constructively over the past few months to mitigate the risk of any…

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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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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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Redundancies strike ballot – email to members 30/7/18

Published: 30th July, 2018

Dear LUCU member, Last Friday, 27 July, UCU Regional Office informed Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor, of our intention to ballot for industrial action concerning the failure of the University of Leicester to “remove the threat of compulsory redundancies and ensure the renewal of fixed term contracts unless there is a genuine and demonstrable reason for not…

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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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Dispute Letter – June 2018

Published: 15th June, 2018

The letter below was sent to Professor Paul Boyle on 15th June 2018 Professor Paul Boyle University of Leicester University Road Leicester LE1 7RH 15th June 2018   Dear Professor Boyle, Declaration of dispute: staff redundancies I write on behalf of the University of Leicester UCU and in conjunction with advice from our Regional Office. …

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