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‘Rogue’ marks: What to do?

Published: 14th June, 2023

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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Pledge to the University of Leicester UCU Fighting Fund

Published: 17th May, 2023

Leicester UCU has established its own fighting fund which can provide financial support for those affected by the MAB once they have exhausted their ability to access the national UCU fund. We are asking those in a position to do so to pledge to donate at least 10% of their salary once pay deductions take…

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Leicester City Council Parking Levy Consultation

Published: 11th March, 2022

Leicester UCU surveyed its members about the parking levy proposal, and sent the document below in response to the consultation.

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Strike Reporting

Published: 26th November, 2021

To report strike action to the University, please use the form below (and not the University’s reporting form): Strike action should only be reported after the completion of strike action.

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Covid Concerns report form

Published: 5th October, 2021

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Claiming from Leicester UCU Fighting Fund

Published: 17th June, 2021

(Updated 17 June 2021) Background: Leicester UCU are engaged in an ongoing dispute with the University Executive Board over compulsory redundancies. Through a legal ballot, members have committed to strong action to defend livelihoods and the future of our university, which has to date included 3 days of strike action and a long campaign of…

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‘Throwing 26 of our colleagues on the scrapheap’: ITV Central – 9 June 2021

Published: 15th June, 2021

ITV Central visited the picket on our first strike day last week, 9 June, and reported on why we have taken this action. Their report includes interviews with Dr Joseph Choonara, one of our departmental reps (in the original redundancy pool in the School of Business) and with Dr Deborah Toner, our Campaigns and Social…

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Leicester UCU Fighting Fund

Published: 15th June, 2021

In order to support colleagues undertaking action-short-of-a-strike (ASOS), particularly a lengthy marking and assessment boycott, Leicester UCU have created a Fighting Fund. Details of how members, who will have had salary deducted due to ASOS, can claim from the fund will be published shortly. However, we need fellow members, fellow union branches and the wider…

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Leicester UCU Statement

Published: 26th May, 2021

In a recent statement, Leicester UCU stated that we actively discouraged prospective students from applying to the University of Leicester. We know that not all of our members agreed with this. We feel that the Executive Board has created a toxic atmosphere at the University of Leicester which is not conducive with a productive and…

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