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Anti-Casualisation

Statement on ballot result

Published: 24th February, 2019

Members will no doubt have heard the news about the outcome of the pay-and-equality ballot. Although 70% of those members who voted in England, Scotland & Wales backed strike action and 81% voted for action short of a strike, the turnout was only 41%, falling short of the 50% legal threshold. In Northern Ireland, where…

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Will you stand up for Sarah?

Published: 17th February, 2019

Dear UCU Friends, Many of you may not know me well, but this is a personal plea. I am the co-chair of Leicester UCU, a 30-something-year-old Research Associate who is a woman. During the USS strike this time last year I stood next to you every day in the snow and cold, the rain and…

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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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Remember to vote…!

Published: 6th September, 2018

For increased pay. Against gender pay gap, precarity and excessive workload.

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