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Strike Report – Day 3

Published: 2nd March, 2018

As the second week of strike action began, it was freezing, but that didn’t dampen our spirits and there was an even bigger turn out of staff on the picket lines, making much noise and garnering lots of supportive honks from passing traffic.   As promised, we returned to Fielding Johnson Building in the expectation…

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Strike Art!

Published: 26th February, 2018

Up and down the country there’s been an amazing outpouring of creativity around this pensions dispute. Here in Leicester our Free University of Leicester got off to a great start on Monday with a session on strike art, which invited students, staff… anyone… to create. Here are some of the results.

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Strike Report – Day 2

Published: 23rd February, 2018

The second day of strike action is often the first test of a union’s resolve, and our members as always did not let us down. In bitterly cold temperatures members and our supporters turned out. Today we estimated that we had around 80-100 staff and supporters on our picket lines which started bright and breezy…

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Strike Report – Day 1

Published: 22nd February, 2018

A fantastic start in Leicester to UCU’s 14 days of strike action. We estimate 850 lecturers, researchers and professional services staff struck; 120 UCU members stood – and chatted and sang and danced – on picket lines all around the campus; and 400 students, staff and other supporters rallied outside the VC’s office in the…

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