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Statement re: ‘Precarity on Trial’

Published: 6th December, 2019

We have heard from some colleagues and friends that the ‘panto’ that we gave during the strike upset some people. We sincerely apologise for causing any distress to our peers and colleagues. Our intention was to use the satire and parody of a particular case to highlight some of the widespread and incredibly damaging problems in Higher Education around precarious working. We did not intend to target individuals, and will consider that more carefully in the future. Additionally, though, as a Union it is also our role to challenge practices that are unfair, and this will lead to challenging conversations and events that will inevitably cause upset to some people. Our goal is to not to upset people, but to improve working conditions for our colleagues.

Leicester UCU