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Health & Safety at Leicester

Published: 5th February, 2018

Details of the work the branch is doing to improve health, safety and welfare of all staff will be added here shortly. For further information, please contact our Health & Safety Officers: Sally Horrocks, Phoebe Moore and Mike Mulheran. Information on the national union’s Health & Safety campaigns can be seen here.

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Anti-casualisation at Leicester

Published: 3rd February, 2018

Details of the work the branch is doing to improve terms and conditions for staff on casualised contracts will be added here shortly. For further information, please contact our Anti-Casualisation Officers: Sue Easton and Nikola Chalashkanov. Information on the national union’s anti-casualisation campaigns can be seen here.  

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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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Students should get a refund

Published: 31st January, 2018

Robert Liow, of King’s College London, blames vice-chancellors for the forthcoming pensions strikes: he suggests ‘that it is unfair to expect students to cross picket lines or do anything besides stand with striking academics’ and that ‘unless UUK can take action to resolve the dispute and prevent the strike, universities must do the right thing…

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