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Strike Advice – as we enter week 3

Published: 2nd March, 2018

Sent to all Leicester UCU members and supporters [Friday 2 March] Also available as a pdf AS NEGOTIATIONS RECOMMENCE, MAKE MONDAY MEMORABLE Each day there have been between 100 and 200 members picketing. This Monday we need to redouble our efforts to send a clear message to UUK that we are not just maintaining the…

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Strike Report – Day 5

Published: 2nd March, 2018

We began the day knowing that UUK and UCU had agreed to go into arbitration talks with ACAS: a very positive step that shows our action is getting results. Some people may wonder why we’re still striking now that talks are due to recommence. The answer is very simple: we cannot countenance dropping the pressure…

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Strike Report – Day 4

Published: 2nd March, 2018

Despite the snow starting to fall and below freezing temperatures, day 4 saw our biggest turn-out of protesting staff and students yet. Has to have been more than 200. The Socialist Students society joined us early on the picket line to gather signatures on a petition in support of striking staff.   We marched around…

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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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