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Redundancies comment #1 – Welcome back to the start of term

Our leadership team has another perfect moment for you, today emailing hundreds of staff to tell them they, or others in their teams, are at risk of redundancy. The timing is brutal, the process shady. Throughout the pre-change engagement that supposedly informs these decisions, we asked repeatedly for access to the external consultancy reports feeding…

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Leicester UCU in 2

In this week’s update (17 December 2020), Vice Chair, Emma Battell Lowman, wishes all a very merry Christmas, encourages all to complete the LUCU word search, and asks that Professor Canagarajah fulfils her one Christmas wish – supply the consultancy data underpinning the pre-change engagements.

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Leicester UCU in 2

In this week’s update (11 December 2020), Vice Chair, Emma Battell Lowman, updates on the pre-change engagement meetings and external consultancy reviews.

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Leicester UCU has ‘paused’ health and safety dispute

Thanks to all members for feeding back your views on the status of our dispute over health and safety concerns and for voting on how to proceed with this dispute. The email sent to all members with that survey outlined the position we had reached through the dispute resolution process can be accessed here. A…

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Changing the Pre-Change Engagement Process

Based on member feedback and the experiences of Leicester UCU representatives attending the numerous pre-change engagement meetings that have been ongoing since late October, we wrote to the Executive Board with a number of concerns and requests, almost all of which have been rejected. This is extremely disappointing given how prominently the staff members leading…

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