Tag : staff

The UCU Strikes Back: Proposed Deal Rejected

9 months ago / 0 comments

University strikers have voted to reject an agreement reached on Monday between the University and College Union (UCU) and the University UK (UUK) over a pensions dispute. The UCU – University of Leeds branch, along with the majority of other UCU branches, voted unanimously against the deal. Staff opposed to … Read More

University Strike Action Planned Over Pensions

10 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

Uni staff threaten strike

2 years ago / 0 comments

Changes to the University’s employment legislation have led to accusations of impinged academic freedom. The University and College Union (UCU) is threatening strike action over changes to the University’s employment laws after negotiations with the University regarding a proposed new clause, castigated as a “threat to academic freedom”,  broke down. … Read More

University sexual assault epidemic revealed

2 years ago / 0 comments

Guardian investigation finds sexual harassment at ‘epidemic levels’ at UK universities. After submitting over 100 Freedom of Information requests to universities up and down the country, The Guardian finds that at least 169 student allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct and gender violence by university staff made between 2011/12 and 2016/17. … Read More

Staff call for bonus following University of the Year award

2 years ago / 0 comments

Staff at Leeds ask for £500 bonus following University of the Year award Over 500 members of staff at the University of Leeds have signed a petition requesting a £500 bonus as a ‘thank you’ for their hard work. This year Leeds received The Times and The Sunday Times ‘University … Read More

Concerns grow for Leeds staff post-Brexit

2 years ago / 0 comments

Wednesday saw the first of a series of open meeting for EU and non-EU staff and students to discuss the consequences and impact of Brexit. The meeting, hosted by UCU president Tim Goodall and Work and Employment expert Gabriella Alberti, tackled the pressing questions of employment, residency and citizenship for … Read More

Claims University IT cuts led to technical failure

2 years ago / 0 comments

The university has been experiencing serious technical failures all week, with the Portal, VLE, lecture capture and other IT services all crashing on Monday, and going down sporadically over following days. The Leeds branch of University and College Union (UCU) claim the increase in technical faults is down to the … Read More

68% of Leeds University staff ‘likely to vote Labour’

4 years ago / 0 comments

An election survey by Times Higher Education (THE) has revealed that almost 3/4 of staff at the University will vote for the Labour party this Thursday. The survey, which was released online gained 1,019 responses from higher education staff across ten UK universities. The data showed that 46 per cent of … Read More

Uni condemns marking boycott

4 years ago / 0 comments

The University has criticised lecturers’ decision to take part in a marking boycott in protest of proposed cuts to staff pensions. A statement released to The Gryphon said, ‘We are extremely disappointed that the UCU (University and College Union) has decided to take industrial action now. This action needlessly threatens student … Read More

News | No living wage for contracted staff

5 years ago / 0 comments

Vice Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands, will not pay all staff the living wage, LS can reveal. In a letter to the Leeds University Living Wage Campaign, the VC said he had decided not to pay contracted-out staff the Living Wage. Sir Langlands also revealed he had increased hourly pay for … Read More