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Strike FAQs

Published: 16th June, 2023

Why are we going on strike? At 136 of the 140 universities, UCU members will strike for five consecutive days from Monday 25 to Friday 29 September. The dispute centres on low pay and working conditions. Employer body, the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) has imposed a pay award for 23/24 worth just 5% for most UCU…

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LUCU June Bulletin

Published: 10th June, 2022

Welcome to the first monthly bulletin of LUCU. Here we share the latest branch news and work that has been going on over the last month, and share how you can get involved in upcoming events. For news on national UCU campaigns, see here. Meeting with Executive Board Senior branch officers, along with a UCU…

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Drop in Office Hours

Published: 23rd May, 2022

Here are the latest drop in office hours for Leicester UCU branch. Any member is welcome to visit during these hours to get advice or report issues to officers. Non-members are also welcome to drop by. Location: Attenborough Tower 207 Stalls We will be holding in person stalls on campus in the square on the…

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Statement: Peter Armstrong

Published: 6th April, 2022

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Trade Union Law & Industrial Action

Published: 4th April, 2022

Our current mandate for industrial action in the name of the Four Fights and in defence of USS Pensions expires on 3 May. As you know, we are reballoting members in order to prolong the action. This is necessary due to the restrictions imposed by the Trade Union Act 2016. The law places UCU (and…

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Reballot FAQs

Published: 11th March, 2022

What are the reballots about? UCU members are being reballoted on the Four Fights, and USS Pensions as the current mandate ends on 3 May. FOUR FIGHTS:  1. Wages of University staff have fallen in real terms by over 20%. 2. Workloads have increased to unprecedented levels with University staff performing an average of two days’ unpaid work every…

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Leicester City Council Parking Levy Consultation

Published: 11th March, 2022

Leicester UCU surveyed its members about the parking levy proposal, and sent the document below in response to the consultation.

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Strike Action

Published: 31st January, 2022

Leicester UCU and its members will be on strike for 5 days, 21-25 March. This is in defence of the four fights (working conditions, equality pay gaps, pay increases and casualisation), and to defend members’ USS pensions. Information about the two disputes can be found here. This action follows strikes at the beginning of December…

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Published: 13th December, 2021

Full FAQs about the HE Dispute Full FAQs for Professional Services staff What does ‘action short of a strike’ (ASOS) mean? While a strike is a concerted stoppage of work, ‘action short of a strike’ (ASOS) is normally action which affects only certain aspects of your work. Our ballot result enabled us to call action…

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