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Made in Westminster: the source of the USS ‘crisis’ – and the solution

Published: 9th February, 2018

In this post, Sean Wallis locates three causes of the USS pensions ‘crisis’. First, the 2014 Pensions Act, which allows employers to prioritise their own growth over funding of their pension scheme. Second, quantitative easing, which means that the yield on government securities (which are supposedly less risky than equities) is extremely low — not…

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Leicester University Students’ Union supports strike!

Published: 5th February, 2018

The students’ union at University of Leicester has issued has issued a statement saying it is ‘in full support of UCU… Leicester Students’ Union encourages our members to visit picket lines to show support on strike days and engage with staff on the action that they’re taking. The Students’ Union President, Amy Moran, will continue…

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Health & Safety at Leicester

Published: 5th February, 2018

Details of the work the branch is doing to improve health, safety and welfare of all staff will be added here shortly. For further information, please contact our Health & Safety Officers: Mike Mulheran and Andrew Norman. Information on the national union’s Health & Safety campaigns can be seen here.

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Anti-casualisation at Leicester

Published: 3rd February, 2018

Details of the work the branch is doing to improve terms and conditions for staff on casualised contracts will be added here shortly. For further information, please contact our Anti-Casualisation Officers: Sue Easton and Nikola Chalashkanov. Information on the national union’s anti-casualisation campaigns can be seen here.  

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