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‘Throwing 26 of our colleagues on the scrapheap’: ITV Central – 9 June 2021

Published: 15th June, 2021

ITV Central visited the picket on our first strike day last week, 9 June, and reported on why we have taken this action. Their report includes interviews with Dr Joseph Choonara, one of our departmental reps (in the original redundancy pool in the School of Business) and with Dr Deborah Toner, our Campaigns and Social…

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Leicester UCU Fighting Fund

Published: 15th June, 2021

In order to support colleagues undertaking action-short-of-a-strike (ASOS), particularly a lengthy marking and assessment boycott, Leicester UCU have created a Fighting Fund. Details of how members, who will have had salary deducted due to ASOS, can claim from the fund will be published shortly. However, we need fellow members, fellow union branches and the wider…

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Three Day Strike: Reflections

Published: 14th June, 2021

Reflecting on our short, sharp strike action last week, there is a lot we can be proud of. Physical and virtual picketers turned out in solidarity, along with lots of well wishers supporting our cause and some rousing speeches from external commentators. The strike took on three key daily themes that have been incredibly relevant…

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The Rep Newsletter, No. 5

Published: 14th June, 2021

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History External Examiner Resignation

Published: 14th June, 2021

Dr Gerhard Wolf, Senior Lecturer in History and Director of Doctoral Studies in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex, resigns as University of Leicester’s external examiner in history, saying he is ‘disturbed’ by the executive board’s unwillingness to listen to criticism and consult meaningfully with staff. His full letter…

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