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Close, but no cigar

Members will probably have seen the email from Matt Waddup, UCU’s national head of policy and campaigns, earlier this afternoon, regarding the results of just-closed ballot for industrial action in support of greater pay and equality in our sector. Although we are still in dispute with our employers and although nearly every single single higher…

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Pop goes the weasel? That’s the way the money goes.

In the context of UCU’s ongoing dispute with our employers over pay and equality – a ballot for strike action is open until October 19 – we ask, can University of Leicester afford to pay its employees more? A briefing prepared by Leicester UCU. 9 October 2018 [Also available as a PDF] The real pay…

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Key policy and procedure documents for colleagues on fixed-term contracts or at risk of redundancy

Below are four key procedure and policy documents, part of the University of Leicester’s ordinances, that govern how our employer should deal redundancies and colleagues on fixed-term contracts. Clicking on the image – or the title – should take you to the document. FTCs Externally Funded Posts Policy FTCs Externally Funded Posts Procedure Redundancy Ordinance…

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Motion in support of ‘Stansted 15’

Motion in support of ‘Stansted 15’: Endorsed by the UCU Committee on 4th October 2018 Leicester UCU notes the case of the so-called ‘Stansted 15’,  activists from groups including End Deportations, Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants and Plane Stupid, who, in March 2017 used non-violent direct action – lying down in front of an…

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Press Release: Strike at University of Leicester off

A strike at University of Leicester, due to start on Monday – the first day of the new term – has been called off. Since May, Leicester University and College Union (UCU) – which represents lecturers, researchers, librarians, IT specialists, administrators and professional services workers – has been in dispute with the University Leadership Team…

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