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Vote YES for a Fairer University (of Leicester)!

Published: 15th January, 2019

Voting is now open to decide whether UCU members will take strike action (and action short of strike) in support of our claim (vis-a-vis our employers) regarding pay, equality, workloads and precarious contracts. The ballot closes on 22 February – so you must send off your ballot paper by 20 February to make sure your…

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Where did all our wages go…?

Published: 14th January, 2019

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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Leicester UCU: ‘Highly Commended’

Published: 4th December, 2018

Leicester UCU has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the Midlands TUC Campaign of the Year award. We received the commendation (the ‘runner-up’ prize) for our successful summer campaign against compulsory redundancies at our university. Winners of the ‘Campaign of the Year’ award were a group of Unison care workers who emerged victorious after a longterm dispute…

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Shortlisted: Midlands TUC Campaign of the Year Award

Published: 27th November, 2018

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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