Tag : pay

Yo Yo LUU, What’s Happened To Our Rewards?

5 months ago / 0 comments

Leeds University Union has come under questioning following the disappearance of YoYo Wallet payment facilities in union outlets. Yoyo Wallet, the primary rewards application used by those shopping in the union, allows users to collect points and stamps for their purchases and redeem them for food and drink. In the … Read More

Vice-Chancellors Under Fire For Expenses

6 months ago / 0 comments

Following two years of research and hundreds of freedom of information requests (FOIs), Channel 4’s Dispatches programme uncovered the extraordinary sums of money paid as expenses to Britain’s university vice chancellors. Given the ongoing strikes by lecturers over drastic changes to their pensions, as well as the large fees paid … Read More

Students Struggling to Pay Rent

7 months ago / 0 comments

More than 17,000 students living in university accommodation fell behind on their housing payments last year, according to recent figures. A small but growing number of students are facing eviction. Last year, 97 students had their tenancies cancelled after being unable to pay their rent, up from 40 the previous … Read More

University Strike Action Planned Over Pensions

7 months ago / 0 comments

The University and Colleges Union (UCU) has announced 14 days of strikes to commence on Thursday 22nd February. The strikes will take place over a month, beginning and ending with a five-day walkout. The University of Leeds is amongst 61 universities who will be taking part in the strikes, with … Read More

Academics Threaten Strikes Over Pensions

12 months ago / 0 comments

With the raising of university tuition, Vice-Chancellors have been accused of being fat cats creaming off the increased fees.  Yet the financial position of most academics is far from secure.  The University Superannuation Scheme (USS) – the pension fund for more than 390,000 academics – now has the largest pension debt … Read More

Riders protest against Deliveroo mistreatment of workers

1 year ago / 0 comments

Last week, cyclists took to Leeds City Square and protested against the mistreatment of workers by the takeaway delivery app, Deliveroo. The demo, dubbed “The Roosistance”, involved Deliveroo employees, trade union members and supporters protesting against the sacking of several local couriers when union involvement was discovered. The company has … Read More

Photojournal | Staff on strike – "It's the last resort today"

5 years ago / 0 comments

“What’s twenty times six?” asks Ann Blair, law lecturer and President of University of Leeds University and College Union (UCU). “One hundred and twenty”. “Well. That’s how many mince pies I’ve been distributing on the picket lines this morning.” It’s a good effort: hundreds of lecturers, administrators and various support … Read More

Comment | Support the teacher's strike!

5 years ago / 0 comments

This Halloween, staff from the University and Colleges Union (UCU,) Unite and Unison took industrial action against higher education campuses across the country.  The strike came as part of an ongoing dispute with University management that arose following a pay cut of 13 per cent since 2008, at a time when … Read More

News | In pictures – Leeds education workers on strike

5 years ago / 0 comments

Staff at the University of Leeds went on strike on Thursday in protest over pay and cuts to higher education. They proceeded to join striking staff from Leeds Met and other members of the public on a march towards Victoria Square. LS Head of Photography Leo Garbutt was there and … Read More

Pay victory for postgrad students

6 years ago / 0 comments

Postgraduate Research students are celebrating having won ‘worker’ status from the University. Students taking on teaching roles will now be entitled to paid holidays, and be paid for the time they spend preparing teaching. This news comes after years of campaigning by students and the Union on fair pay for … Read More