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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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The strike in black and white

How valued are the people who make universities? Meanwhile here are some beautiful photographs shot by Jacob, recipient of one of our awards for outstanding services to the strike.

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A new banner for Leicester UCU…

Friday 13 December – 3–5pm – KEB528 – WE WANT YOUR IDEAS! A banner is a thing to float in the wind, to flicker in the breeze, to flirt its colours for your pleasure… Choose purple and gold for ambitions, red for courage, green for long cherished hopes. Mary Lowndes, 1909 We are quite fond…

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Statement re: ‘Precarity on Trial’

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…

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