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Strike Report – Day 7

Published: 10th March, 2018

Waking up to Day 7, we learned the student occupiers had a comfortable night in the ‘executive corridor’ of the Fielding Johnson building. Meanwhile Universities UK had experienced a Twitter meltdown. On the picket lines we had a visit from the excellent Red Leicester Choir who helped to raise spirits. Later in the morning we…

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Leicester UCU Message of Support and Solidarity with the Students’ Union

Published: 6th March, 2018

LUCU Message of Support and Solidarity with the SU and Students Occupying the Fielding Johnson Building   Leicester UCU want to extend their deep support and gratitude to the Leicester Students’ Union and all those involved in the occupation of the Fielding Johnson Building. You have set an excellent example to everyone in your actions…

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Letter to David Willetts

Published: 5th March, 2018

Dear David Willetts We are writing to ask you to stand down as Chancellor Elect with immediate effect, as an act of good faith in the wider interests of the University of Leicester. As you know, your appointment as Chancellor did not arise as a result of consultation with our university staff or with students. You…

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Statement on Fielding Johnson building violence

Published: 5th March, 2018

We have received some reports of members of University of Leicester security staff threatening physical violence and actually using physical violence against people in the process of peaceably leaving the Fielding Johnson building – which is currently being occupied by University of Leicester students in solidarity with our USS pensions strike. Leicester UCU condemns any…

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