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Equality

Great expectations – on grant income targets in Life Sciences

Published: 23rd Nov, 2018

Message sent to all Leicester UCU members, 22 November. Over the past few weeks, several UCU members in the College of Life Sciences have expressed concerns over plans to introduce ‘targets’ or ‘expectations’ of academic staff, including level of grant income. In case anyone needs reminding, the use of such a metric as a performance…

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Close, but no cigar

Published: 22nd Oct, 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 Oct, 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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Remember to vote…!

Published: 6th Sep, 2018

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

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