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Despair, heartbreak and moral disgust: covid reflections

Published: 30th September, 2020

A University of Leicester employee former University of Leicester employee offers some personal reflections One of the hardest things about being made redundant at University of Leicester, during the Covid disaster, was witnessing the despair of lowly paid colleagues losing their jobs too. It was also heartbreaking to have to discontinue my charity donations. I’m…

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As teaching approaches…

Published: 28th September, 2020

A University of Leicester employee reflects on our good fortune. As the first teaching term of 2020/21 is about to start, I feel more anxious than I normally feel at this time of the year. My anxiety mainly originates in the fact that, despite the increasing number of daily new coronavirus cases in the UK…

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Promises, Promises

Published: 27th September, 2020

Our employer has initiated what it’s calling a Safe Citizen Promise. We have some comments.

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Outcome of EGM on Campus Working: University of Leicester Act Now!

Published: 25th September, 2020

Email to all Leicester UCU members, 25 September 2020 Yesterday (24 September 2020), Leicester UCU held an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss rapidly escalating member fears and concerns about the return to on-campus face-to-face working during the Coronavirus pandemic. With near record attendance, a powerful consensus emerged from our membership, who have directed the LUCU…

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