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LUCU August Bulletin

Published: 8th August, 2022

Welcome to Leicester UCU’s monthly bulletin. Here we share the latest branch news and work that has been going on, and how you can get involved in upcoming events. For news on national UCU campaigns, see here. Governance Ongoing is the work being undertaken to redress the issues around governance, which was part of the…

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University’s Executive Board and Leicester UCU joint mission statement for the working group on casualisation and precarious employment  

Published: 13th July, 2022

The University of Leicester takes the sector-wide issue of casualisation and precarious employment practices very seriously – we understand the issues and challenges that this presents to our students, staff and the wider University community.   A working group to review casualisation in the workforce was established four years ago, with officers from UCU and senior…

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LUCU July Bulletin

Published: 11th July, 2022

Welcome to Leicester UCU’s monthly bulletin. Here we share the latest branch news and work that has been going on, and how you can get involved in upcoming events. For news on national UCU campaigns, see here. JNCC (Joint Negotiation and Consultation Committee) Nataly (incoming co-chair) and Cara (Communications Officer) attended the JNCC meeting on behalf…

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Claiming from Leicester UCU Fighting Fund

Published: 17th June, 2021

(Updated 17 June 2021) Background: Leicester UCU are engaged in an ongoing dispute with the University Executive Board over compulsory redundancies. Through a legal ballot, members have committed to strong action to defend livelihoods and the future of our university, which has to date included 3 days of strike action and a long campaign of…

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‘Throwing 26 of our colleagues on the scrapheap’: ITV Central – 9 June 2021

Published: 15th June, 2021

ITV Central visited the picket on our first strike day last week, 9 June, and reported on why we have taken this action. Their report includes interviews with Dr Joseph Choonara, one of our departmental reps (in the original redundancy pool in the School of Business) and with Dr Deborah Toner, our Campaigns and Social…

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Wall of Names

Published: 11th June, 2021

Over 200 great colleagues have been forced out of the University of Leicester in the past 15 months. This is the result of the executive board’s decision to abandon casualised staff in the first months of the pandemic and, more recently, its catastrophic ‘shaping for excellence’ programme, in which at least 100 people have been…

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