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Why we are striking again – and other FAQs

Published: 18th February, 2020

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Why are we striking again? In a nutshell, because although UCU’s negotiators in both disputes have made progress, our employers have not shifted enough.  As UCU’s general secretary Jo Grady has explained we have made considerable progress in the USS dispute – and Universities UK has the opportunity to end that dispute right now. The situation…

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Strike Handbook – Feb/Mar 2020

Published: 17th February, 2020

This is the Leicester UCU Strike Handbook 2020 – covering all strike plans and advice for the strike taking place between 20th February and 13th March. This page will be updated as strike plans and events change – please check regularly for updates. Last revision: 19 February 2020 Contents Strike action reporting Picket line locations…

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Disruption and deductions – have your say!

Published: 13th February, 2020

This is the text of an email sent to all members of Leicester UCU. If you are a member of Leicester UCU, please check your inbox for this email: it contains a unique link to the poll. You cannot access it from here, for obvious reasons. We need your opinion! Please think carefully about the…

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On the forthcoming strike…

Published: 7th February, 2020

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Email sent to all Leicester UCU members, 7 February You will have received – and hopefully read – the recent email from Jo Grady, UCU’s general secretary. You may also have seen the announcement on UCU’s website; or read newspaper reports, e.g. in the Financial Times or Times Higher. In a nutshell, our elected representatives on UCU’s higher education committee…

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Anti-Chinese racism on campus

Published: 7th February, 2020

Leicester UCU Officers were appalled to hear of incidents of anti-Chinese racism on campus, targeting students as a result of the spread of Corona virus. We support the statements from both Leicester Students Union and the University Registrar in calling this out as unwelcome at our University and in our city. Next week is UCU’s week of action against…

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