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Disruption and deductions – have your say!

This is the text of an email sent to all members of Leicester UCU. If you are a member of Leicester UCU, please check your inbox for this email: it contains a unique link to the poll. You cannot access it from here, for obvious reasons. We need your opinion! Please think carefully about the…

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Anti-Chinese racism on campus

Leicester UCU Officers were appalled to hear of incidents of anti-Chinese racism on campus, targeting students as a result of the spread of Corona virus. We support the statements from both Leicester Students Union and the University Registrar in calling this out as unwelcome at our University and in our city. Next week is UCU’s week of action against…

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Leicester UCU member views on the pay-and-equalities dispute

Last week we emailed all members of Leicester UCU asking whether they supported the following motion, which was suggested by UCU members elsewhere. We also asked for more general views (free-form text response) on the conduct of our ‘four fights’ dispute (on pay, gender pay gap, casualistion and workloads). The motion is below. We stressed…

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Nita Sanghera – R.I.P.

We are shocked and saddened to learned of the death yesterday of UCU’s president-elect Nita Sanghera. Below we repost the words of two of Nita’s close friends and comrades, Rhiannon Lockley and Dave Muritu. For most of us at Leicester UCU, we knew Nita as a result of the generous support she offered us during…

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The Outcome of the Second Joint Expert Panel Report: A Quick Guide for Members

The Joint Expert Panel (JEP), which comprises nominees from UUK and UCU and which is chaired by Joanne Segars, chair of the Local Government Pension Scheme, has completed its second report on the USS pension scheme.  This report looks in greater depth at how the scheme is run and how the dispute around the cost…

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