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UCU Day of Action against Workplace Racism

Event Date: February 27, 2019

Dear Colleagues The 4th UCU Day of Action against Workplace Racism will be held on Wednesday 27th February 2019.  This annual campaign event has grown from strength to strength as it involves and includes a whole union approach to tackling the issues of workplace racism and its impact on careers, mental health and well-being and…

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Statement on ballot result

Published: 24th February, 2019

Members will no doubt have heard the news about the outcome of the pay-and-equality ballot. Although 70% of those members who voted in England, Scotland & Wales backed strike action and 81% voted for action short of a strike, the turnout was only 41%, falling short of the 50% legal threshold. In Northern Ireland, where…

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UCU Congress 2019

Event Date: May 25, 2019

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Students’ union elections – candidates respond

Published: 19th February, 2019

Elections for students’ union officers are now open – closing on Friday afternoon – and also for a ‘Pro-Chancellor (Students)’. Many PhD students at University of Leicester are members of both UCU and the students’ union – and hence able to vote in these elections. Yesterday afternoon we sent the following questions (suggested by PhD…

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Will you stand up for Sarah?

Published: 17th February, 2019

Dear UCU Friends, Many of you may not know me well, but this is a personal plea. I am the co-chair of Leicester UCU, a 30-something-year-old Research Associate who is a woman. During the USS strike this time last year I stood next to you every day in the snow and cold, the rain and…

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