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Statement on Fielding Johnson building violence

Published: 5th March, 2018

We have received some reports of members of University of Leicester security staff threatening physical violence and actually using physical violence against people in the process of peaceably leaving the Fielding Johnson building – which is currently being occupied by University of Leicester students in solidarity with our USS pensions strike. Leicester UCU condemns any…

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Solidarity to UoL students in occupation

Published: 5th March, 2018

On Monday morning students began an occupation of the Fielding Johnson Building, the University of Leicester’s main administration building at the centre of campus, in solidarity with striking university staff and in protest at the proposed appointment of David Willetts as Chancellor. Leicester UCU would like to extend a message of gratitude and reciprocal solidarity…

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That was the week that was in the USS strike…

Published: 3rd March, 2018

Where have we come from and where are we going? A reflective thread from one of our members. On Wednesday of last week, Universities UK told us there was nothing to negotiate over. USS was in ‘deficit’ and needed reform. A serious minority of UUK members had pressed this point, and as a whole UUK…

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Strike Advice – as we enter week 3

Published: 2nd March, 2018

Sent to all Leicester UCU members and supporters [Friday 2 March] Also available as a pdf AS NEGOTIATIONS RECOMMENCE, MAKE MONDAY MEMORABLE Each day there have been between 100 and 200 members picketing. This Monday we need to redouble our efforts to send a clear message to UUK that we are not just maintaining the…

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