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Close, but no cigar

Published: 22nd October, 2018

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.

Published: 9th October, 2018

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

Published: 8th October, 2018

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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Redundancies dispute – resolution details

Published: 24th September, 2018

What follows is a summary both of the agreement reached on Thursday between the University of Leicester Leadership Team and Leicester UCU, and of yesterday’s EGM of Leicester UCU, which endorsed this agreement. The summer has been a bruising one for many parties at University of Leicester. It’s likely the uncertainty and unlying disgruntlement were…

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