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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 2021, and earlier in February and March, during which the branch received overwhelming support for from our students, local councillors and MPs, as well as members of the local community.

The latest round of strikes are again overwhelmingly supported by the National Union of Students, with 73% supporting University staff partaking in industrial action – full text here.

We call on all members Leicester UCU members to strike.

More details will follow shortly about pickets and strike activities. If you wish to help organise and mobilise, please contact your departmental rep, or us directly on Students, please do join us on the picket lines, and attend any strike activities and events. You are all welcome.

If you are not a UCU member, join today and help in the fight back against poor working conditions, pay cuts, equality pay gaps and casualised contracts, and to defend our pensions.