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Leicester UCU on Radio Leicester to discuss the forthcoming industrial action

Published: 16th April, 2021

Our Communications Officer, David Harvie, was invited to explain the positive strike mandate and forthcoming industrial action.

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Leicester UCU Ballot Result

Published: 14th April, 2021

Our ballot for industrial action to defend jobs and livelihoods at the University of Leicester – to defend the University of Leicester – closed earlier today. We are pleased to announce that we exceed the legal minimum threshold, achieving a turnout of 56.3%. This is a remarkable success given the challenges of holding a ballot…

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Leicester UCU in 2 – Mar 15

Published: 15th March, 2021

In this week’s 2-minute summary, we reflect on what it means, during the week of International Womens’ Day, for so many women at the University of Leicester to be at risk of redundancy.

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Indicative ballot update

Published: 2nd March, 2021

A substantial majority of Leicester UCU members participated in the consultative ballot on industrial action, which closed on 26th February 2021. Of those that voted, an overwhelming majority said they were prepared to take both strike action and action short of a strike in order to defend livelihoods at the University of Leicester. The branch…

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Leicester UCU in 2

Published: 5th February, 2021

In this week’s update (5 February 2021), Comms Officer, David Harvie, reflects on the first week of individual consultations – a rushed processes by the University.

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Problematic Redundancy Consultation Timeframes

Published: 1st February, 2021

University of Leicester has ordinances – agreed with campus unions – to cover redundancies. In the present situation our employer is honouring these ordinances only in their breech. In all of the 8 departments/units, where colleagues are at risk, the timeline has been compressed, to the detriment of colleagues. The move is cynical in the…

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Leicester UCU in 2

Published: 29th January, 2021

In this week’s update (29 January 2021), Comms Officer, David Harvie, reflect on the challenging week presented by the mass redundancies proposed by the University.

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Leicester UCU on Radio Leicester to discuss the staff cuts

Published: 27th January, 2021

Our Communications Officer, David Harvie, was invited to explain the outrage felt by staff over the impending staff cuts. (Available directly on the BBC Sounds website: 01h 06m 45s in https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p093s627)

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Redundancies comment #4 – Bad (Neuroscience, Psychology) Behaviour

Published: 26th January, 2021

It’s taken us a while to get our heads round what the University’s shaping for excellent redundancies plans might mean for NPB (Dept of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour) because, well… let’s see… We’ve had questions regarding (external consultant) DataHE’s projections of student recruitment figures throughout, but didn’t expect to be asking how on earth substantial projected EXPANSION of Neuroscience…

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