Who are we?
We are the University of Leicester branch of UCU, the largest trade union and professional association for academics, lecturers, trainers, researchers and academic related staff working in HE and FE in the UK. UCU was formed in 2006 from an amalgamation of NATFHE and the AUT. It has almost 120000 members nationally.
As a branch our main work revolves around supporting staff. Issues at work need not be faced alone; our members have access to advice and representation provided by our local branch, with additional support from the UCU’s regional and national resources, including access to the best legal advice available.
Each year we support in the region of 100 members of staff at the University of Leicester dealing with issues such as Capability and Ill health, Redundancy, Performance Management and Collective Grievances.
Our branch is only as strong as its membership. The more members we have, the more influence we can exert. Join online here.