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From Leicester UCU to UC… solidarity!

Published: 4th March, 2020

Struggles for fair pay, fair treatment at work, and fair pensions have no borders. In the U.K., we confront the dreadful impact of the hostile environment as well as the consequences of marketisation of our education sector. In France, teachers, as well as workers from many other sectors, went on a strike and took to…

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Strikes 2020: Day 8… Another riotous and righteous day on the Leicester university pickets

Published: 4th March, 2020

Important Notices about Thursday/tomorrow: The theme is mental health. Come in pyjamas, or in/as something that supports your mental health Meet at the Victoria Park Picket tomorrow – at 10am – to be part of planning for the precarity meeting with the VC If you’d like your voice heard in the precarity meeting with the…

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Strikes 2020: Day 7… Picketers fit for purpose

Published: 3rd March, 2020

“Let’s get physical” was the theme on the seventh day of the strike at Leicester, or “nous hugieis en somati hugiei” as the ancient Greeks would say (meaning “healthy mind in healthy body”). (Unlike God, we did not rest.) The Union leadership, both at local and national level became an example of that, with UCU’s…

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Why are my lecturers on strike?

Published: 3rd March, 2020

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Strikes 2020: Day 6… A beautiful day for a picket

Published: 2nd March, 2020

As we entered the third week of strike action, the much rained upon and windswept members of Leicester UCU were rewarded for their tenacity with some lovely early spring weather. The sky was blue, the sun was shining, and the daffodils across Victoria Park seemed to be nodding in time to rhythm of our drums….

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