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Leicester UCU Strike Day One

A massive thank you to all those who joined our picket line, and shared solidarity on day one of our local strike action on Wednesday (21 June). This is the first of nine days of local action called in response to the punitive measures currently being undertaken by the management of the University of Leicester….

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Strike FAQs

Why are we going on strike? At 136 of the 140 universities, UCU members will strike for five consecutive days from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September. The dispute centres on low pay and working conditions. Employer body, the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) has imposed a pay award for 23/24 worth just 5% for most UCU…

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‘Rogue’ marks: What to do?

With the ongoing Marking and Assessment Boycott, some parts of the University will have their processes of progression and graduation delayed. The current Senate regulations allow managers in the University to appoint alternative markers to undermine the MAB, by producing ‘rogue’ marks. We consider rogue marks to be problematic, because they are usually not awarded…

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Leicester UCU to Strike: No to Wage Theft

Leicester UCU branch will take strike action as part of the ongoing industrial action over pay and conditions in UK universities. Strike action will occur on these dates: We regret that we have been forced to escalate our action. This reflects the punitive response to our Marking & Assessment Boycott (MAB) by university management and…

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Letter to Nishan Canagarajah

In light of our branch voting to escalate to local strike action, this letter was sent to the Vice Chancellor on 23 May 2023. Response from Nishan Canagarajah, received 31 May 2023

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