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Strike Report – Day 9 (IWD)

Published: 12th March, 2018

Today, we celebrated International Women’s Day (IWD)! We started our pickets bright and early like every day, with thoughts of solidarity for the women of Yarl’s Wood still on hunger strike. We organised a new, flying picket as well, to show the less-often picketed departments that we’re still here! A bit before 11, we all…

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Strike Report – Day 8

Published: 10th March, 2018

New fliers were handed out on the pickets telling people about the ‘no deficit’ letter written to The Guardian as the sun – our life-giving star, not the right-wing rag – made a belated appearance. The occupying students enjoyed a breakfast of cold pizza and pasta. There was another carnival atmosphere on the picket, including…

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Strike Report – Day 7

Published: 10th March, 2018

Waking up to Day 7, we learned the student occupiers had a comfortable night in the ‘executive corridor’ of the Fielding Johnson building. Meanwhile Universities UK had experienced a Twitter meltdown. On the picket lines we had a visit from the excellent Red Leicester Choir who helped to raise spirits. Later in the morning we…

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Leicester UCU Message of Support and Solidarity with the Students’ Union

Published: 6th March, 2018

LUCU Message of Support and Solidarity with the SU and Students Occupying the Fielding Johnson Building   Leicester UCU want to extend their deep support and gratitude to the Leicester Students’ Union and all those involved in the occupation of the Fielding Johnson Building. You have set an excellent example to everyone in your actions…

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Strike Report – Day 6

Published: 5th March, 2018

Wow! What a day… it’s difficult to know where to start. Our third week of strike action began bright and breezy as always, with pickets out and about well before 8am. The snow had thawed, the Beast from the East receding, and UCU strikers and their supporters all had a spring in the step. There’s…

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