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Academic Boycott – FAQs for University of Leicester Staff

Published: 7th May, 2021

Image with words University of Leicester BOYCOTT – Frequently Asked Questions

On Tuesday 4th May UCU formally announced a Global Academic Boycott of the University of Leicester and informed its members across all institutions. For UCU members and supporters outside UoL, this means not applying for any advertised jobs at Leicester not speaking at or organising academic or other conferences at Leicester not accepting invitations to…

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Leicester UCU in 2 – May 6

Published: 6th May, 2021

Gabby Provan was elected Co-Chair of Leicester at our AGM in April. (She’ll formally take up the role in August.) Here she delivers this week’s video update, inviting the executives to work with us to save jobs and restore the University’s reputation.

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Global boycott of University of Leicester

Published: 4th May, 2021

To coinicide with the start of our industrial action today, our national union today has announced a global boycott of University of Leicester. It’s a rare and extremely serious sanction – it’s the ultimate sanction, a signal of how serious things are at our institution, of how poorly our University’s leadership is behaving. As Jo…

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Leicester UCU ASOS Guide and FAQ 2021

Published: 30th April, 2021

Introduction  Leicester UCU recently voted in favour of industrial action to defend jobs threatened by compulsory redundancy. The branch members voted overwhelmingly for both strike action, and action short of a strike (ASOS). 84.1% voted in favour of ASOS.  This guide and FAQ covers action short of a strike only. See the Strike FAQ for guidance on strike days 9, 10 and 11 June.  Important Note: Prof Canagarajah continues to reiterate…

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Leicester UCU in 2 – April 30

Published: 30th April, 2021

David Harvie, Communications Officer and Vice-Chair-elect, anticipates action short of a strike, which starts next week…

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