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Panopto and Blackboard Collaborate: Leicester UCU’s response

Published: 23rd March, 2020

Dear Edmund and Emma, (cc Nishan Canagarajah and Kerry Law) We are writing to respond to your request that Leicester UCU suspend its opposition to the use of Panopto lecture capture, at least for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and provide an amended statement, indicating our agreement to this suspension with some conditions. We…

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Coronavirus

Published: 17th March, 2020

Since our picket lines ended last week it feels like a lot has changed – indeed it has. The Coronavirus situation has, quite understandably, overtaken all our lives. Whilst we understand that there is a lot of fear and worry right now, we would like to assure you that we are working with the University…

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International staff and coronavirus

Published: 17th March, 2020

COVID-19 and visa

UCU has developed a webpage giving some guidance/information for international staff — in particular, those who do not already hold ‘indefinite leave to remain’ (or some equivalent stable status).  Given the recent history of difficulties faced by people in this category, you might find it useful. UCU also has more general guidance for all members…

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Strikes 2020: Day 14… Friends not farewells

Published: 13th March, 2020

It was another bright and beautiful day on the Leicester pickets. Good information had been shared and discussed on day 13 about the spread COVID-19, and as a result, planned activities on the picket line were moved online or rescheduled and leafletting cancelled. Our picketing went ahead, and members were encouraged to stay home if…

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Advice for Day 14 of Current Strike Action: Covid-19 Update

Published: 12th March, 2020

*Text of email sent to members on evening of 12 March 2020* Dear Leicester UCU Members, We are aware that many members are understandably concerned about the impact of Coronavirus and we are emailing about our current plan for picketing tomorrow. This is the final day of our current strike action and we are suggesting…

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