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Picketing locations

Published: 12th February, 2018

Note that some “locations” will cover a number of different buildings/entrances.  See full screen Allocation of departments to locations ALL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED, IF ABLE, TO PARTICIPATE IN PICKETING! This is not an optional extra, it is an essential part of our action. During previous actions, the University has often been able to point…

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Statement on David Willetts’s appointment to Chancellor

Published: 10th February, 2018

The University of Leicester yesterday announced the appointment of David Willetts as its new Chancellor. The former MP (and now peer) was until 2014 Minister for Science and Universities. He was the minister responsible for the tripling of university tuition fees to their current level of £9000 – an amount he described as “fair and…

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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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