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Equality

Pop goes the weasel? That’s the way the money goes.

Published: 9th October, 2018

In the context of UCU’s ongoing dispute with our employers over pay and equality – a ballot for strike action is open until October 19 – we ask, can University of Leicester afford to pay its employees more? A briefing prepared by Leicester UCU. 9 October 2018 [Also available as a PDF] The real pay…

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Remember to vote…!

Published: 6th September, 2018

For increased pay. Against gender pay gap, precarity and excessive workload.

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The green and the unseen

Published: 2nd May, 2018

The scandal about the Home Office’s mistreatment of the Windrush generation has dominated the news in the past week. Students at UK universities have also been victims of the ‘hostile environment’ as this story in the Financial Times makes clear, and British universities have themselves become ‘enforcers‘. The University of Leicester is complicit. At the…

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‘Narrow, unradical, wholly inadequate’: the Gender Pay Gap Report

Published: 28th March, 2018

Last week, University of Leicester employees were the lucky recipients of two reports. One contained the results of the 2017 staff survey – our response is here. The other was the Gender Pay Gap Report. Below, one ‘dejected but unsurprised’ colleague explains why the institution’s proposed strategies for change are ‘narrow, unradical, and wholly inadequate’….

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