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Member communications

Strike Schedule, June 2021

Published: 8th June, 2021

Please check this page regularly, for updates on timings, locations and activity details. Remember: to help manage social distancing on the physical pickets, report to Victoria Park (Attenborough entrance) in the first instance. See our Strike FAQs page for further guidance on safe picketing and virtual participation. Wednesday 9 June: Solidarity Day Our theme is…

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Response to VC’s email

Published: 18th May, 2021

Email sent to all members of Leicester UCU, Tuesday 18 May 2021 On Friday, the Vice-Chancellor sent you an email expressing disappointment about aspects of UCU’s campaign to defend the livelihoods of our members. At the precise moment this message landed in your inbox, your branch negotiators were finalising an olive branch invitation to the…

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Global boycott of University of Leicester

Published: 4th May, 2021

To coinicide with the start of our industrial action today, our national union today has announced a global boycott of University of Leicester. It’s a rare and extremely serious sanction – it’s the ultimate sanction, a signal of how serious things are at our institution, of how poorly our University’s leadership is behaving. As Jo…

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Farewell to our Chair

Published: 19th April, 2021

The Leicester UCU expresses deep appreciation for the compassionate and powerful work Dr Sarah Seaton has done as branch Chair in the last three years. Here is her final Chair’s report from the 2021 Annual General Meeting, which offers inspirational and supportive words for all our members during these challenging times at the University of…

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Leicester UCU in 2 – April 16

Published: 16th April, 2021

At our AGM on 14 April, branch members overwhelming passed the following motion, calling for the greylisting of University of Leicester. In this week’s 2-minute video blog, Deirdre O’Sullivan, former vice-chair who has been supporting many at-risk members, reflects on the damage being inflicted on the University by the current redundancy processes, and explains why…

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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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Leicester UCU in 2 – Feb 25

Published: 26th February, 2021

In this week’s 2-minute summary, we reflect on some of what University of Leicester executives chose to share with staff in their Question-and-Answer session on February 24. You can watch the recording of that event here and/or you can read our live Twitter commentary here. Our conclusion: Nishan Canagarajah and his executive board are seeking…

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Leicester UCU has ‘paused’ health and safety dispute

Published: 4th December, 2020

Thanks to all members for feeding back your views on the status of our dispute over health and safety concerns and for voting on how to proceed with this dispute. The email sent to all members with that survey outlined the position we had reached through the dispute resolution process can be accessed here. A…

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Changing the Pre-Change Engagement Process

Published: 4th December, 2020

Based on member feedback and the experiences of Leicester UCU representatives attending the numerous pre-change engagement meetings that have been ongoing since late October, we wrote to the Executive Board with a number of concerns and requests, almost all of which have been rejected. This is extremely disappointing given how prominently the staff members leading…

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Bolting Horses & Stable Doors: Responding to COVID-19 Cases on Campus

Published: 12th October, 2020

University of Leicester staff were notified of the University’s COVID-19 Strategic Response Framework for the first time on Friday 9 October, 5.45pm, in an email from the Chief Operating Officer, two weeks after students returned to campus. In this email, the COO reported that the “Strategic Framework has been agreed by the local Public Health…

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