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Redundancies

We are the foundations

Published: 14th June, 2018

A3 posters, A4 posters and A5 fliers all coming soon…

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Redundancies & shameful treatment of fixed-term contract staff – email to all members 5 June 2018

Published: 7th June, 2018

Dear Leicester UCU member, As we are sure you are aware, and was made clear at Paul Boyle’s all staff talk last week, the University is about to embark on yet another round of redundancies in order to reduce our University’s “staff cost to income ratio”. Our own analysis of the University finances is available…

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Build, baby, build… nothing new from the VC

Published: 1st June, 2018

There was nothing new from President Boyle at Wednesday’s Missive to the Masses. We’ve heard it all before…challenging times ahead, too much expenditure on staff, don’t recover enough research spend, pensions cost too much (ha!) and, as had been revealed the previous day, the University’s league table positions leave something to be desired (having plummeted…

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People vs. the digital campus and investors

Published: 24th May, 2018

Last Thursday (May 17), Paul Boyle sent an email to all colleagues on behalf of the University Leadership Team (ULT). The vice-chancellor announced that – only two years after the last ‘manufactured crisis‘ – the ULT had decided to embark on another campaign of redundancies – compulsory as well as voluntary. This is on top…

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