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Why I’m on strike but you haven’t seen me on the picket lines…

Published: 28th February, 2020

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A member of professional services staff – and of Leicester UCU – explains why enough is enough. For several days over the past week or so colleagues have been out in the grimmest of weather, showing their disgust at the way the University of Leicester treats its staff. I, on the other hand have been…

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Go with the flow…

Published: 28th February, 2020

Print it out, put it on your office door! (Thanks to folk at Manchester UCU: Michael Sanders and Placard Stick Tips.)

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‘Ask not what your union can do for you…’

Published: 27th February, 2020

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David and Gabby, two departmental reps, celebrate both Leicester UCU’s caseworkers and everyone who is supporting past and present UCU strikes. Thank you to everyone participating in the current strike – and to those who’ve struck before.  The strength of the action depends on the solidarity of members, as we come together to advocate on…

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Strikes 2020: Day 5… giving up?

Published: 26th February, 2020

This morning’s headline: the University of Leicester students’ union voted last night ‘with an overwhelming majority’ to support our strikes. We are, of course, very grateful for their solidarity – we hope we will soon have the chance to reciprocate. As trailed in yesterday’s report, we decided to mark the first day of Lent –…

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Strikes 2020: Day 4… Fat Tuesday

Published: 25th February, 2020

Today was Shrove Tuesday. Having already practised our pancake-making skills during the last strike, one of our members suggested we picketed Mardi Gras [Fat Tuesday] style. Masks, beads and feathers were aplenty, we danced and sang, and one member turned up in beach gear – indeed, he seemed to bring the sunshine with him, which…

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