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Strike Day Three

Published: 3rd December, 2021

The clouds and drizzle were back today, but they did not dampen our picket spirits. Members were joined by local councillors, students, and representatives from various local socialist organisations. It was clear from the discussions on the pickets that our struggle goes further than higher education. Disputes over pay and working conditions are becoming more…

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Strike Day Two

Published: 2nd December, 2021

Our three-day strike continued today. It was an even chillier morning, but luckily we had the help our picket firepit to keep the frostbite at bay. At the picket locations the music, dancing and lots of discussions about why we are on strike continued. Today Leicester UCU members were joined on the pickets by Leicester…

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Strike Day One

Published: 1st December, 2021

Today saw the beginning of our three-day strike. It was a chilly morning, and the rain came, but the weather did not dampen our spirits. At the picket locations there was music, dancing and lots of discussions about why we are on strike. All of which was streamed live to our virtual picket. This dispute…

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Strike FAQs

Published: 29th November, 2021

Full information about the Four Fights and FAQs in relation to strike action can be found here. Below are some helpful answers to common queries of Leicester UCU members. Why are we going on strike? In defence of the Four Fights. What does taking strike action mean? Strike action means not doing any work for…

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Strike Schedule 1-3 Dec

Published: 29th November, 2021

Here’s our schedule of events for 1-3 December strike in the name of the four fights. We also have a virtual picket line each day for those unable to join us physically. Join us on this zoom link from 9:30am each day. We’ll have a livestream from the picket line, as well as the teach-outs,…

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Phase 2: How Many Redundancies is Seven?

Published: 20th August, 2021

On 3 August Nishan Canagajarah announced phase 2 of ‘shaping for excellence’. In an email to all University staff, he stated: ‘The exact net reduction will depend on the outcome of the selection and consultation processes that will take place over the next few months. However, we know that this will not be more than…

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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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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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The Rep Newsletter, No. 4

Published: 11th June, 2021

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