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Phase 2 Redundancies

Published: 11th October, 2021

As you will be aware, Phase 2 of the redundancy process began in September 2021. Here, we share some of the proposed changes that will, the Executive Board state, result in a reduction of five posts. However, the impact will be far reaching, as it will ultimately affect many academics and professional services staff across…

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Covid Concerns report form

Published: 5th October, 2021

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Health & Safety Guidance

Published: 1st October, 2021

Leicester UCU has been engaging in discussions with University management regarding members’ concerns about the risk posed by Covid-19, as staff who have been working primarily from home return to campus. Ventilation in Teaching Rooms Ventilation in rooms used by staff and students has emerged as a central issue in reducing the risk of infection….

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Shaping for Excellence: How it’s Going

Published: 22nd September, 2021

Now that Nishan Canagarajah has embarked on Phase 2 of his grand ‘Shaping for Excellence’ plans. What about Phase 1? We have not forgotten about the 21 compulsory redundancies. We have not forgotten about the hundreds more that were forced to take voluntary severance, or resigned in disgust. We also have not forgotten about the…

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What is Happening to Your USS Pension?

Published: 8th September, 2021

Cover of JEP report, December 2019

Summary of USS pension issues  The scheme *appears* to have a big deficit – mainly because the last valuation was done when the stock market was at a deep low because of the COVID pandemic. The market has rebounded, so an updated valuation would show that USS is a healthy scheme. But the USS trustees…

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