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Report of UCU Congress 2019

Report of UCU Congress 2019 Harrogate Convention Centre This year’s UCU Congress took place in Harrogate from the evening of Friday 24th May to the afternoon of Monday 27th May. Leicester UCU’s delegates were Gareth Brown, Emi Mise and Nick Adkins – the first time that three delegates were permitted given the recent rise in…

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UCU General Secretary election – hustings 14th May

Details of the structure of the hustings, as well as questions asked by branch members, are available here:

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Islamophobia and racism at the University of Leicester

Leicester UCU has heard of a recent racist attack against members of staff at the Brookfield site. These members of staff were subjected to a verbal racist attack, including a death threat, when leaving Brookfield. We are appalled to hear of this, and have shared our concerns with both the President of the Students Union…

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Sexual violence and harassment at the University of Leicester #MeTooOnCampus

Leicester UCU extend our solidarity and support to those students speaking out about their experiences of sexual violence and harassment experienced at the University of Leicester, and other higher education institutions. These acts of violence are wholly unacceptable and have no place on our campus. We call on the University of Leicester to listen carefully…

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Gender Pay Gap Continues at University of Leicester

The Suffragettes chained themselves to metal gates and held hunger strikes in order to receive the vote for women in the early part of the 20th century. Dagenham plant and Ford machinist women workers fought in the 1960s to be paid the same amount that men were being paid to carry out the same work…

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