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Leicester UCU on Strike!

Published: 1st February, 2023

Wednesday 1 Feb saw 70000 UCU members on strike, along with over 500000 workers in the UK. Thanks to all those who made our pickets incredibly strong, and joined us on the rally in the city centre, where we joined other unions on strike in Leicester. Here are a selection of pictures of the day….

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Leicester UCU Fighting Fund

Published: 1st February, 2023

Donate Please donate by transfer to our account at Unity Trust Bank (details below). NOTE: Most banks now impose a variety of checks on payments. Please use the exact details as below. If you are asked to describe the type of payment, our account is classed as a “business” account rather than a personal one….

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Strike Dates: February & March

Published: 25th January, 2023

When we are striking: Why we are striking: The UK university sector generated a record income of £41.1bn last year with vice chancellors collectively earning an estimated £45million. The sector can more than afford to meet staff demands. Industrial action, and a strong mandate for action from 70000 members in the UK, is the leverage needed to bring employers to the…

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Day Three #ucuRISING Strike Action

Published: 5th December, 2022

Here are a selection of pictures from our Leicester picket lines and the London rally. Continue to share your pictures and tag the branch @LeicesterUCU on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

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Day Two #ucuRISING Strike Action

Published: 28th November, 2022

Here are a selection of pictures of our action. Please do join us if you can. Full strike schedule here. Share your pictures via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and tag us @leicesterucu

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Day One #ucuRISING Strike Action

Published: 24th November, 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined our picket lines today. We even had a visit from Nishan Canagarajah and Henrietta O’Connor. Here are a selection of pictures of our action. Please do join us if you can. Full strike schedule here.

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Leicester UCU Statement on the Qatar World Cup

Published: 23rd November, 2022

Leicester UCU condemns the significant and widespread labour rights violations during the construction of stadiums and preparations for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where discrimination, forced labour, and exploitation of migrant workers has been well-documented by human rights and labour justice organisations. These issues, combined with Qatar’s anti-LGBTQ+ position and the detrimental climate impact…

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Strike Dates: November 2022

Published: 11th November, 2022

When we are striking: Why we are striking: The UK university sector generated a record income of £41.1bn last year with vice chancellors collectively earning an estimated £45million. The sector can more than afford to meet staff demands. Industrial action, and a strong mandate for action from 70000 members in the UK, is the leverage needed to bring employers…

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Statement: Cost of Living Measures

Published: 5th October, 2022

Leicester UCU appreciates the measures introduced by the Executive Board to help ease pressures of the cost of living crisis. For reference (as communicated by the Vice Chancellor on 6/09 to all staff) these are: Overall reduction in monthly car park charges from the 1 October Travel for free on the University shuttle bus that…

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LUCU September Bulletin

Published: 16th September, 2022

Welcome to Leicester UCU’s monthly bulletin. Here we share the latest branch news and work that has been going on, and how you can get involved in upcoming events. For news on national UCU campaigns, see here. This edition is a ucuRising special, as our new national campaign and ballot for action is now underway. Full…

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