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COVID-19 – open letter to all Leicester UCU members

It’s hard to believe how much the world has changed since we returned from the picket lines a couple of weeks ago. Whilst we knew the threat from COVID-19 was serious, hence our revised activities and guidance on our final strike day, most of us did not anticipated a lockdown situation within such a short…

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Strikes 2020: Day 14… Friends not farewells

It was another bright and beautiful day on the Leicester pickets. Good information had been shared and discussed on day 13 about the spread COVID-19, and as a result, planned activities on the picket line were moved online or rescheduled and leafletting cancelled. Our picketing went ahead, and members were encouraged to stay home if…

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Advice for Day 14 of Current Strike Action: Covid-19 Update

*Text of email sent to members on evening of 12 March 2020* Dear Leicester UCU Members, We are aware that many members are understandably concerned about the impact of Coronavirus and we are emailing about our current plan for picketing tomorrow. This is the final day of our current strike action and we are suggesting…

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Strikes 2020… Day 13: Not all heroes wear capes!

It was a bright, beautiful and brisk day on the pickets as we gathered once again to fight for fair compensation and decent working conditions in Higher Education. Tomorrow is Day 14 of this period of strike action, Day 22 of strikes in this dispute, and Day 36 of strike action in the fight for…

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Strikes 2020… Day 12: Wild times!

Luckily it was a beautifully sunny day on Leicester UCU’s pickets today, but still very cold so yesterday’s furry attire came in handy once again. And we welcomed a new furry friend brought down by one of our #Profs OnPickets Today was the 12th day of the current 14 day stint (that’s Day 20 if you include the…

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