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Picketing locations

Published: 12th February, 2018

Note that some “locations” will cover a number of different buildings/entrances.  See full screen Allocation of departments to locations ALL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED, IF ABLE, TO PARTICIPATE IN PICKETING! This is not an optional extra, it is an essential part of our action. During previous actions, the University has often been able to point…

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Good explanations: the black hole at the heart of UUK’s plan for USS

Published: 2nd February, 2018

Pensions tend to be pretty boring subjects for most people – and there’s a lot of complexity and also obsfuscation around the present ‘crisis’ (yes, that’s in inverted commas) in the USS scheme, the cause of our present dispute with our employers, Universities UK. Below are some useful guides and summaries. Sam Marsh and his…

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Strike Action – Frequently Asked Questions

Published: 26th January, 2018

Below we answer the most frequently asked questions. More FAQs are answered on the UCU national website: National FAQs. Why is this industrial action being called? Did Leicester UCU members vote for sustained industrial action? Will the strike action go ahead? When will we be on strike? What happens on a strike? What is Action…

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Sign-up for picketing

Published: 12th January, 2018

Picketing co-ordinators may have already been in touch with you regarding picketing. If not, please fill out the form below and you will be put on the rota and assigned a picketing location. Picketing will take place between 7.30 and 12.30 each strike day. It is very important that all members participate in picketing activity…

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Pensions: Vote now

Published: 17th November, 2017

Further details: https://www.ucu.org.uk/strikeforuss

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Equality Useful Links

Published: 17th November, 2017

  Leicester UCU’s Equal Opportunities Officer is Rashida Vora The University of Leicester Equalities Unit Useful Links Relating to Equality can be found below: ACAS practical guidance on equality legislation Discrimination: your rights (gov.uk) Equality and Human Rights Commission Equality Challenge Unit The Equality Challenge Unit promotes equality in the higher education sector TUC equality resources UCU…

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Pressure grows on University of Leeds as more MPs back striking staff.

Published: 30th October, 2017

Further details: https://www.ucu.org.uk/article/8975/Pressure-grows-on-University-of-Leeds-as-more-MPs-back-striking-staff

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