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63% vote for strike action

Published: 3rd September, 2018

The results of our ballot for industrial action against the University Leadership Team’s ongoing plans for compulsory redundancies are now in. The results are remarkable, given it was a postal ballot and open for just three weeks during August – with ballot papers in a large number of cases being sent to UCU members’ work…

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Redundancies strike ballot – email to members 30/7/18

Published: 30th July, 2018

Dear LUCU member, Last Friday, 27 July, UCU Regional Office informed Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor, of our intention to ballot for industrial action concerning the failure of the University of Leicester to “remove the threat of compulsory redundancies and ensure the renewal of fixed term contracts unless there is a genuine and demonstrable reason for not…

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Not so bothered about compulsory redundancies?

Published: 18th July, 2018

Here are four reasons why you should care and fight! [see Note below] 1. It’s an opportunity to promote justice and support affected colleagues Colleagues at risk of redundancy are not situated in ‘under-performing’ areas. (The language of ‘under-performance’ is problematic and in many meetings with managers UCU has been demonstrating it is not defensible.)…

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We can stop redundancies! – Email to all members 15 June 2018

Published: 17th June, 2018

Dear Leicester UCU Member, We regretfully report that the University is continuing with its devastating plans to enter into a programme of redundancies affecting all areas of the University. Meetings with the Registrar and the Director of Human Resources have proved frustrating; we have been presented with limited information, a continued justification of “buildings over…

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