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DMU renewed…

Our comrades at De Montford University have today published two documents. First a press release responding to Friday’s announcement that Ian Blatchford had resigned as chair of the institution’s governors. Last week many rumours circulated that VC Dominic Shellard was on his way out – confirmed today. The Office for Students has launched an investigation…

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You vis-à-vis the VC: how much are you worth?

Have you ever wondered how long it takes the University of Leicester’s president and vice-chancellor to earn your annual salary? Now you can use our quick and easy calculator to find out. Select your pay spinal-point from the list below to find out. (If you know your salary but don’t know what spine point this…

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Strike ballots to open at Leicester’s universities – Press release

More than 1000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) at Leicester University and De Montfort University are to be balloted for strike action in a row over pay and conditions. The ballot opens tomorrow (Tuesday) and closes on Friday 22 February. The pay row is a national dispute which covers 143 UK universities,…

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Where did all our wages go…?

You may recall that we took 14 days of strike action last February and March. You will almost certainly have noticed that in the subsequent months your pay was reduced, with our employer docking 2 days every month until October. Did you ever wonder what happened to that money – £650k, more or less –…

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Get Out the Vote planning

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