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Statement: Peter Armstrong

Published: 6th April, 2022

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Trade Union Law & Industrial Action

Published: 4th April, 2022

Our current mandate for industrial action in the name of the Four Fights and in defence of USS Pensions expires on 3 May. As you know, we are reballoting members in order to prolong the action. This is necessary due to the restrictions imposed by the Trade Union Act 2016. The law places UCU (and…

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Reballot FAQs

Published: 11th March, 2022

What are the reballots about? UCU members are being reballoted on the Four Fights, and USS Pensions as the current mandate ends on 3 May. FOUR FIGHTS:  1. Wages of University staff have fallen in real terms by over 20%. 2. Workloads have increased to unprecedented levels with University staff performing an average of two days’ unpaid work every…

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Leicester City Council Parking Levy Consultation

Published: 11th March, 2022

Leicester UCU surveyed its members about the parking levy proposal, and sent the document below in response to the consultation.

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Strike Action

Published: 31st January, 2022

Leicester UCU and its members will be on strike for 5 days, 21-25 March. This is in defence of the four fights (working conditions, equality pay gaps, pay increases and casualisation), and to defend members’ USS pensions. Information about the two disputes can be found here. This action follows strikes at the beginning of December…

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ASOS FAQs

Published: 13th December, 2021

Full FAQs about the HE Dispute Full FAQs for Professional Services staff What does ‘action short of a strike’ (ASOS) mean? While a strike is a concerted stoppage of work, ‘action short of a strike’ (ASOS) is normally action which affects only certain aspects of your work. Our ballot result enabled us to call action…

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Strike Day Three

Published: 3rd December, 2021

The clouds and drizzle were back today, but they did not dampen our picket spirits. Members were joined by local councillors, students, and representatives from various local socialist organisations. It was clear from the discussions on the pickets that our struggle goes further than higher education. Disputes over pay and working conditions are becoming more…

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Strike Day Two

Published: 2nd December, 2021

Our three-day strike continued today. It was an even chillier morning, but luckily we had the help our picket firepit to keep the frostbite at bay. At the picket locations the music, dancing and lots of discussions about why we are on strike continued. Today Leicester UCU members were joined on the pickets by Leicester…

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Strike Day One

Published: 1st December, 2021

Today saw the beginning of our three-day strike. It was a chilly morning, and the rain came, but the weather did not dampen our spirits. At the picket locations there was music, dancing and lots of discussions about why we are on strike. All of which was streamed live to our virtual picket. This dispute…

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