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Campus Safety – Important Information

Published: 5th October, 2020

Email sent to all members of Leicester UCU, 5 October 2020 Following our declaration of a formal dispute with the University over its position on on-campus working, and related Health & Safety concerns, Leicester UCU has received concerning reports from members about their experiences working on campus last week, highlighting flaws in the University’s safety…

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Lives and Livelihoods: in dispute with Executive Board

Published: 2nd October, 2020

Communication sent to all members of Leicester UCU, 2 October 2020 Following an unsatisfactory response from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, on 30 September 2020, to our requests regarding on-campus working arising from the EGM on 24 September 2020, Leicester UCU has formally notified the University’s Executive Board of a local dispute. We are writing to you today to…

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Despair, heartbreak and moral disgust: covid reflections

Published: 30th September, 2020

A University of Leicester employee former University of Leicester employee offers some personal reflections One of the hardest things about being made redundant at University of Leicester, during the Covid disaster, was witnessing the despair of lowly paid colleagues losing their jobs too. It was also heartbreaking to have to discontinue my charity donations. I’m…

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As teaching approaches…

Published: 28th September, 2020

A University of Leicester employee reflects on our good fortune. As the first teaching term of 2020/21 is about to start, I feel more anxious than I normally feel at this time of the year. My anxiety mainly originates in the fact that, despite the increasing number of daily new coronavirus cases in the UK…

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