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Pensions

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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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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