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Member communications

Statement Deploring Systemic Racism

Published: 11th June, 2020

We in the University of Leicester UCU are appalled and outraged by the murder of George Floyd and by the systemic structures of racism in the United States that have created, maintained, and advanced police brutality and violence against Black lives. We deplore all violence against Black lives in the United States and the UK. We send…

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Kind of Blue Monday

Published: 6th April, 2020

Letter all Leicester UCU members, Monday 6 April. As the University leadership team continues to develop and roll out its COVID-19 response, Leicester UCU continues to respond to members’ concerns. 1. Two Fridays ago (March 27) we reported on negotiations with senior managers regarding our suggestion that, in light of enormous goodwill University of Leicester…

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On Panopto, strike deductions, detriment – and other negotiations

Published: 30th March, 2020

Email sent to all Leicester UCU members, 30 March Phew! What a fortnight! And what more is to come? We don’t know whether the glimmers we see are sunlight at the end of the tunnel or the headlights of an oncoming train! Simply keeping up with the daily set of cascading emails has been a…

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COVID-19 – open letter to all Leicester UCU members

Published: 27th March, 2020

It’s hard to believe how much the world has changed since we returned from the picket lines a couple of weeks ago. Whilst we knew the threat from COVID-19 was serious, hence our revised activities and guidance on our final strike day, most of us did not anticipated a lockdown situation within such a short…

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Handmade Degrees…

Published: 9th March, 2020

This teach-out is tomorrow – Tuesday

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On demonstrations and deductions – you decided!

Published: 19th February, 2020

As you know our institution’s leadership team offered us a ‘deal’. If we agreed to refrain from campus demonstrations and agreed to report our strike action using their online form, then they would ‘generously’ spread pay deductions over three months. We consulted with all Leicester UCU members, via an e-ballot. That ballot closed at midday…

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Disruption and deductions – have your say!

Published: 13th February, 2020

This is the text of an email sent to all members of Leicester UCU. If you are a member of Leicester UCU, please check your inbox for this email: it contains a unique link to the poll. You cannot access it from here, for obvious reasons. We need your opinion! Please think carefully about the…

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Nita Sanghera – R.I.P.

Published: 17th January, 2020

We are shocked and saddened to learned of the death yesterday of UCU’s president-elect Nita Sanghera. Below we repost the words of two of Nita’s close friends and comrades, Rhiannon Lockley and Dave Muritu. For most of us at Leicester UCU, we knew Nita as a result of the generous support she offered us during…

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Leicester UCU – End-of-Year Quiz 2019

Published: 12th December, 2019

How much do you know about University of Leicester, Leicester UCU and the key events of 2019 in the sector we work and struggle in? Test your knowledge against our end-of-year quiz. You can either answer the questions online or print out a copy. Why not make several copies and do them with your workmates…

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A new banner for Leicester UCU…

Published: 8th December, 2019

Friday 13 December – 3–5pm – KEB528 – WE WANT YOUR IDEAS! A banner is a thing to float in the wind, to flicker in the breeze, to flirt its colours for your pleasure… Choose purple and gold for ambitions, red for courage, green for long cherished hopes. Mary Lowndes, 1909 We are quite fond…

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