Published: 20th September, 2018
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 compulsory redundancies and to try and avoid strike action.
We all acknowledge that a strike during Fresher’s week and beyond would have been damaging for our students, staff, and University. This outcome follows a series of positive discussions and a developing climate of trust and confidence between us both.
We agree that all organisations must respond to their changing environment in order to be successful. It is clearly understood that change affects people. It requires new ways of thinking, new ways of working and different ways of behaving. The University is committed to managing change and performance in ways which are consistent with its values, ordinances and policies.
In practical terms, the University will strive to mitigate the impact of change on members of staff and a key focus of our discussions has been the level and type of support we offer to staff affected by change.
We will continue to work collaboratively to address the challenges that the University faces.
University of Leicester Leadership Team and the University of Leicester UCU
20 September 2018