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Leicester UCU in 2 – May 14

Published: 14th May, 2021

On being dismissed from University of Leicester… our Communications officer & co-vice-chair-elect @DavidHarvieUCU delivers this week’s Leicester UCU in 2. To VC @NCanagarajah, deputy VC Edmund Burke & Chair of University Council Gary Dixon we are nothing. But we are becoming everything.

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WHO is doing WHAT to WHOM

Published: 12th May, 2021

Do you know any of the individuals below? Ask them what’s happening at University of Leicester. Ask them what their role is, ask them what they’re doing to defend the University! Are you a member of any of same organisations as any of the individuals below, whether a professional assocation, or voluntary or religious body?…

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Action Short of a Strike: A Guide for our Wonderful Students

Published: 7th May, 2021

Since October 2020, staff have been trying to resist the University leadership team’s plans to restructure several academic departments and student support services that involve significant cuts to staff jobs. Across the whole academic year, we’ve engaged in hundreds of hours of meetings, researched and written alternative proposals to avoid job losses, and repeatedly raised concerns with the highly paid executives who run…

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Academic Boycott – FAQs for University of Leicester Staff

Published: 7th May, 2021

Image with words University of Leicester BOYCOTT – Frequently Asked Questions

On Tuesday 4th May UCU formally announced a Global Academic Boycott of the University of Leicester and informed its members across all institutions. For UCU members and supporters outside UoL, this means not applying for any advertised jobs at Leicester not speaking at or organising academic or other conferences at Leicester not accepting invitations to…

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Leicester UCU in 2 – May 6

Published: 6th May, 2021

Gabby Provan was elected Co-Chair of Leicester at our AGM in April. (She’ll formally take up the role in August.) Here she delivers this week’s video update, inviting the executives to work with us to save jobs and restore the University’s reputation.

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