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University of Leicester Staff Survey 2022:
Damage Limitation or a Time for Genuine Change?

Published: 14th September, 2022

The results of the 2022 staff survey are a cause of concern for Leicester University branch of the University and College Union (UCU)—and should be a wake-up call to the executive board and University Council. The UCU wants the university to be a thriving and inclusive learning community. In light of this, we examine some…

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Why Every Vote Counts

Published: 2nd September, 2022

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LUCU August Bulletin

Published: 8th August, 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. Governance Ongoing is the work being undertaken to redress the issues around governance, which was part of the…

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University’s Executive Board and Leicester UCU joint mission statement for the working group on casualisation and precarious employment  

Published: 13th July, 2022

The University of Leicester takes the sector-wide issue of casualisation and precarious employment practices very seriously – we understand the issues and challenges that this presents to our students, staff and the wider University community.   A working group to review casualisation in the workforce was established four years ago, with officers from UCU and senior…

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LUCU July Bulletin

Published: 11th July, 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. JNCC (Joint Negotiation and Consultation Committee) Nataly (incoming co-chair) and Cara (Communications Officer) attended the JNCC meeting on behalf…

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LUCU June Bulletin

Published: 10th June, 2022

Welcome to the first monthly bulletin of LUCU. Here we share the latest branch news and work that has been going on over the last month, and share how you can get involved in upcoming events. For news on national UCU campaigns, see here. Meeting with Executive Board Senior branch officers, along with a UCU…

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Drop in Office Hours

Published: 23rd May, 2022

Here are the latest drop in office hours for Leicester UCU branch. Any member is welcome to visit during these hours to get advice or report issues to officers. Non-members are also welcome to drop by. Location: Attenborough Tower 207 Stalls We will be holding in person stalls on campus in the square on the…

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Statement: Peter Armstrong

Published: 6th April, 2022

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Trade Union Law & Industrial Action

Published: 4th April, 2022

Our current mandate for industrial action in the name of the Four Fights and in defence of USS Pensions expires on 3 May. As you know, we are reballoting members in order to prolong the action. This is necessary due to the restrictions imposed by the Trade Union Act 2016. The law places UCU (and…

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Picket Post: What We Can Do

Published: 23rd March, 2022

In this next edition of the Picket Post, one Leicester UCU member explores why we are striking, why it matters to them, to all of us, and how we can help make a difference. If you would like to contribute to this ongoing series, please forward any pieces to Cara Dobbing, Communications Officer (cara@uculeicester.org.uk). This…

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