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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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Making the university ours: a report from Goldsmiths

Goldsmiths UCU is an active and committed branch and activists there have been particularly busy in 2018. With Justice for Cleaners and Unison they have been campaigning to win parity in pay and conditions between cleaners and other Goldsmiths staff; cleaners have been brought back in-house as a result of this campaign.  Working with students and others, they have published…

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Shortlisted: Midlands TUC Campaign of the Year Award

We are very proud to announce that Leicester UCU has been nominated for the Midlands TUC Campaign of the Year award, for our successful summer campaign against compulsory redundancies at our university. The winner will be announced at an Awards night – which will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Trades Union Congress –…

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