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Following from the VC’s illuminating message to all staff yesterday, we thought it might be an opportune moment to give you an update on our negotiations with ULT on the threat of compulsory redundancies. Over the last few months the dialogue between UCU and ULT has been constructive, useful, some progress has been made, and some…

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The forthcoming postal ballot on strike action

Email sent to members on Friday 10 August. From Monday UCU members will receive a postal ballot paper to vote on whether you agree to enter into strike action, as well as action short of a strike (ASOS), to help defend members against the threat of compulsory redundancies. Earlier in the summer, Leicester UCU members…

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Red Summer Audit

UCU Leicester, alongside the Branch Solidarity Network, are running Red Summer Audit, where we emailed UCU members and branch organisers and officers across the country to ask: 1. Who/how many are facing redundancies and VS at the moment? What plans are in place to counter these redundancies? 2. What is the rationale being provided by…

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LUCU Counter-Business Case

The University cannot exist without: -the producers: academics, professional and technical staff -the product: teaching, publications, marketing paperwork, finance documentation, storage systems -the users: students We academics have expertise and experience in the subjects we have devoted our lives to, that cannot be boxed into a generic supply/demand economic model. Academics’ work has impacted on…

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Redundancies strike ballot – email to members 30/7/18

Dear LUCU member, Last Friday, 27 July, UCU Regional Office informed Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor, of our intention to ballot for industrial action concerning the failure of the University of Leicester to “remove the threat of compulsory redundancies and ensure the renewal of fixed term contracts unless there is a genuine and demonstrable reason for not…

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