University of Leeds statutes: no sackers’ charter

No sackers’ charter at University of Leeds

Management at the University of Leeds want to change the university’s statutes (which set the terms and conditions for academic and related staff) to worsen the protections for staff. Leeds UCU are in dispute about three changes in particular:

  • adding an undefined catch-all category for dismissing staff for ‘Some Other Substantial Reason’ (SOSR)
  • removing medically qualified chair for panels deciding ill health dismissals
  • removing independent legally qualified chair for most dismissal appeals.

Leeds UCU have negotiated long and patiently with management, including via ACAS, but management utterly refuse to withdraw any of these changes.

We are concerned that the safeguards are not sufficient to protect staff, including in situations where management say they might use SOSR, such as: ‘third party pressure’ (where this could be from corporations or government agencies who are unhappy with certain research findings), ‘breakdown in trust’ (where this could cover anyone falling into disagreement with their manager) and ‘conflict of interest’ (where this could be used against whistleblowers who alert the public or wider academic community about certain issues or concerns). Given the likelihood of such situations arising, Leeds UCU believe that this clause could seriously jeopardise academic freedom.

We, the undersigned, call on University of Leeds to withdraw proposed changes to statutes.

University of Leeds UCU statutes petition: no sackers' charter

No sackers' charter at the University of Leeds: we call on the University of Leeds management to withdraw proposed changes to statutes.


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460 Barry PowellBlackburn College
459 Sean DoyleUniversity College London (UCL)
458 Robert SansamUniversity of Leeds (retired)
457 Jessica HammettUniversity of Leeds
456 Steven SourbronLICAMM
455 Georgina DentonUniversity of Leeds
454 Julie HopkinsUniversity of Leeds
453 pammi sinhaUniversity of Leeds
452 Gianna PapadodimitrakiUniversity of Leeds
451 Richard Marchese RobinsonUniversity of Leeds I am deeply concerned about the potential implications of these changes.
450 Andy NowackiUniversity of Leeds
449 Paul WhiteUniversity of Leeds
448 Carol WilsonUniversity of Leeds Management have never given any plausible reason for the proposed change. They continue to insist that it has nothing to do with making it easier to sack staff - and we continue to disbelieve them!
447 Jenny BarrettUniversity of Leeds
446 Nour AlhuseinUniversity of Bath
445 Emily ClarkUniversity of Leeds Throughout this whole process, SOSR has not been made clear or defined nor any reasons given as to why/where it may be used outside of the parameters already present. Shady and suspicious
444 Dovile JarmaliunaiteUniversity of Leeds
443 Angelos KoutsourakisUniversity of Leeds
442 William BreezeUniversity of Leeds
441 Jennifer RoseUniversity of Leeds
440 Mark SummerfieldUniversity of Birmingham
439 Marc GibsonLoughbourhg University
438 Jacqueline WilkinsonLeeds Beckett University
437 Mark TurnerKeele University
436 Georgina CollinsUniversity of Cumbria
435 Georgia WaltonUniversity of Leeds
434 georgia stoneNottingham Trent University (NTU)
433 Jonathan BeachamUniversity of Lancaster
432 Stephen Caunceex Umiveristy of Leeds lecturerThese changes are incomprehensible except as the means to cow staff by making dismissal easier to start and harder to resist. This is not something any university should wish for, much less a leading institution such as Leeds. Shame on all those who have supported the changes.
431 sophie laneUniversity of Leeds
430 Imran ArifLeeds Beckett University
429 David CalderwoodUniversity of Strathclyde
428 Susan PodrazaBirmingham
427 Ben DaviesUniversity of Portsmouth
426 Stephen HughesOxford
425 Erika Raffle-Currie
424 Keith TrickeyLiverpool John Moores University (LJMU) [retired]An obviously retrograde step for an academic institution to propose.
423 James DavenportUniversity of Bath As one of the few pre-Thatcher tenured professors, I have seen how even the much more modest changes in the "model statutes" have impacted my colleagues, and these seem like a recipe fro a cowed compliant workforce, rather than independently-thinking academics.
422 Charles HinchliffeLeeds UnivesityThis would be a step back for the University. I am tempted to bring this to the Student Union to promote this issue on campus and get it more exposure.
421 Ben Tickle
420 Miriam BirdUniversity of Bedfordshire
419 Jennifer Blundell
418 Carrie van der ZeeUniversity of Leeds
417 Marion Storey Retired teacher
416 Emily Timms
415 David ShepherdLeeds Beckett University
414 Adam RobinsonLeedsAcademics should not be expected to censor the content they teach for fear of losing their jobs, and students must hear the full truth on any given situation. It's very important to stand up for the right to freedom of speech, especially in such longstanding institutions.
413 Luke Aylward
412 Claire Palmer-JonesLeeds University
411 Tony BrownUniversity College London (UCL)Branch Secretary
410 Lene Rubinstein
409 John Metcalf Sheffield Hallam University
408 Joshua AlstonUniversity of Leeds
407 Tom CrookOxford Brookes University
406 M JStop whinging and spend some time doing your actual jobs for a change!!! Be grateful you earn money and have careers!
405 UCU South West Retired members branchSouth WestIn support of staff working at Leeds.
404 Patricia BurgessEdge Hill University
403 Akira O'ConnorUniversity of St Andrews
402 Adam OzanneThe University of Manchester It's clear that that senior leadership of the university view safeguards designed to protect jobs and academic freedom and ensure any dismissals that do take place are legal and fair as nothing more than impediments to arbitrary hiring and firing of staff, otherwise why would they want to remove them.
401 sam gelsthorpe
400 Jeremy SchwartzentruberWellcome Trust Sanger Institute
399 Birgitta ClausThe University of Manchester
398 Jeff EvansEmeritus Reader, Middlesex UniversityThese proposed changes are not worthy of an institution with the name "university".
397 Mushtaq Arain central Beds College
396 Jenny DunnUniversity of Lincoln (also visiting research fellow at Leeds)
395 Fay DowkerImperial CollegeAcademic freedom is necessary for research to be independent and reliable. It is shocking that a university should have the power to sack its academics due to "third party pressure". A university should *protect* the acadmic freedom of its researchers, for the common good.
394 Kanchan Mukherjee
393 Pat SpoorUniversity of Leeds
392 Matthew EvansUniversity of Sussex
391 Malcolm BarnardLoughborough University
390 Claire WordleyUniversity of Cambridge
389 Julie Ellis
388 MIKE SOMERTONretired senior lecturer Hull University
387 Leo McCannThe University of Manchester Yet more managerial attacks on the academic profession. Attacks like these (now all over the country) have to stop if we are to save what is left of our once-great universities.
386 S ArttEdinburgh Napier University
385 Adrian McGinnisUlster UniversityImportant principle at stake !
384 Ian SainsburyReading
383 David ApplebaumUniversity of Sheffield
382 Ben DaltonLeeds Beckett University
381 Catharine CrossUniversity of St Andrews
380 Jacob Mason
379 Catherine ThompsonUniversity of Leeds
378 Matt HughesUniversity of Leeds
377 Angela HulmeThe University of Leeds
376 Ellen RobottomUniversity of Leeds graduate
375 Rosie HartUniversity of Bath
374 Nur NasutionUniversity of Leeds
373 Sarah DanceUniversity of Reading
372 Ieuan JonesUniversity of Leeds
371 James ButterworthUniversity of Leeds
370 John Gilfillan
369 Jenny WongUniversity of Leeds
368 Annika BremickerUniversity of Leeds
367 Anna McLauchlanUniversity of Leeds
366 Paul WardUniversity of Huddersfield
365 Robert KirkwoodUCU East Midlands Retired Members Branch
364 Emma HydeUniversity of Birmingham
363 Barnaby AyrissUniversity of Leeds
362 Murray WallaceSomerton, Somerset
361 stuart stantonPh.D Student Bangor University. Leeds residentI am 100% behind this action. I speak both in my academic capacity and also as a trained GMB workplace representative
360 Kristina Sohanpaul
359 Veronique Altglas Queen's University of Belfast (QUB)
358 Jefim VogelUniversity of Bergen; soon starting at University of LeedsAs an old German folk song goes: "Thoughts are free, who can guess them? They fly by like nocturnal shadows. No man can know them, no hunter can shoot them with powder and lead: Thoughts are free!"
357 George Bradleyother
356 John O'NeillThe University of Manchester
355 Kate Flemingpublic sector
354 James Brass
353 Jamir MelroseUniversity of Bristol
352 Helen ListManchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
351 Rebecca Obermeier
350 Jo Ingold University of Leeds
349 Lucy BurkeManchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
348 Milena BuchsUniversity of Leed
347 Gavin RandUniversity of Greenwich
346 Emma Long
345 Fiona GleedUniversity of Bath Academics work in a complex environment with loyalties to students, society and research projects that may at times contradict the immediate interests of the employer. Robust contracts are needed to safeguard the long-term reputation of the University as well as the livelihoods of its staff.
344 Darren BrookYorkshireI fully support this petition.
343 Lucy CampbellUniversity of Plymouth
342 Thanos Mergoupis
341 Simon DyeUniversity of Greenwich
340 Shaun BeckinghamUniversity of Huddersfield, UNISON
339 Anna BaildonUni of Bath
338 David CalderbankUniversity of Bath
337 Miranda ArmstrongUniversity of Bath
336 Andrea AbbasUniversity of Bath
335 Fanis MissirlisCinvestav/Mexico CityScience & Higher Education not well served at Leeds University, at present, it seems.
334 James BranstonUniversity of Bath
333 Nutapong SomjitUniversity of Leeds
332 Simon WelshUniversity of Leeds
331 Kayleigh EldekvistLeeds
330 Willem HeijltjesUniversity of Bath
329 Iris FarawayUniversity of Bath
328 Marta Kowalska
327 Christine ValentineUniversity of Bath
326 Phil JimmiesonUniversity of Liverpool
325 Nicholas WestlakeUniversity of Bath
324 Kyle WilliamsonBirkbeck College, University of London
323 Richard BettieUniversity of Leeds
322 Kristina VuskovicUniversity of Leeds
321 Christopher RocheUniversity of Bath
320 Alaa Al KhourdajieUniversity of Bath
319 Colin CotterImperial College London
318 Isaac ClarryUniversity of Leeds
317 Carlo PerrottaUniversity of Leeds
316 Micaela PattisonConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Superiores (Spain)Solidarity with striking staff at Leeds and support and congratulations to the UCU for defending the rights of workers in higher education in Leeds and across the UK.
315 Catherine Flick
314 Richard HallDe Montfort University (DMU)
313 Leonie SharpUNISON Solidarity from UNISON Yorkshire & Humberside region
312 Kajal DesorUniversity of Leeds Do not allow the university to have all the power, it leads to an environment that isn't safe for the students and staff
311 Tadhg Ó LaoghaireUniversity of Leeds
310 Andrew WilsonLeeds Beckett University‘Some Other Substantial Reason’ cannot ever be a formal reason for firing someone
309 Tracey HillBath Spa University
308 Billy BrickCoventry UniversitySolidarity from Coventry UCU branch.
307 Rodney ChallisDoncaster CollegeAn email also sent to Langlands recommending he consider his own position.
306 erik muellersupply desk
305 Thomas Moore
304 Thomas SheardUniversity of Leeds
303 Jo MilesUniversity of Leeds
302 Meagan SmithLeeds Beckett University
301 Joseph Backhouse
300 Elysia Kirby
299 Daniel KliemUniversity of Leeds
298 Ben RobraUniversity of Leeds
297 Alex Teimourian SavaraniUniversity of Leeds
296 David GriffithsLeeds
295 Eleanor Broadbent
294 Sean BensteadLeeds Beckett University
293 Julia Gala de PabloPhD Student - School of Physics and Astronomy‘Some Other Substantial Reason’ is not a reason for firing anyone.
292 Georgina Williams
291 Rowena EnglishUniversity of Leeds
290 Sarah MillardUniversity of Leeds
289 Karl WittyLeeds Beckett University
288 Anne-Marie BagnallLeeds Beckett University
287 Peter SmithSheffield Hallam University
286 Helen ThornhamUniversity of Leeds
285 Joanne SelleyManchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
284 Julia SteinbergerUniversity of Leeds Thanks to UCU for standing up for academic freedom.
283 Jeffrey OrrRRUGrad 2006 from Leeds. Don't do this.
282 Jane Boyd
281 John GallagherSchool of History, University of Leeds
280 Erika KispeterUniversity of Warwick
279 Stephen RobsonLeeds Beckett University
278 Steve MardyLeeds Beckett UniversityWe must not allow further erosion of our job security. We don’t want to see ‘dismissal for some other substantial reason’ in the armoury of options for managers who want to get rid of someone.
277 Lucy Faire Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester
276 Andy Robinson
275 Amy ChamierUniversity College London (UCL)
274 Mandy BloomfieldUniversity of Plymouth
273 Briony ThomasUniversity of Leeds
272 Kiff BamfordLeeds Beckett University
271 Barbara HendersonLeeds Beckett University
270 Alex StevensonLeeds Beckett University
269 Mike AtkinsonUniversity of Leeds As a student at the University of Leeds, I am appalled at the sackers' charter. Yet another way to weaken the rights of academic and related staff, and to further the divide between tutors and students that the neoliberal university, which poses as a service provider, so desires. We won't let this happen.
268 Jennifer BowesUniversity of Leeds
267 Amanda Seims
266 chris maguireLeeds City Collegestand together
265 Dave ProcterLeeds Beckett UniversityNo sackers' charter.
264 Jon DartLeeds Beckett University
263 Lorraine AguLeeds Beckett University
262 Maggie LeeseLeeds Beckett University
261 Stephen WaggLeeds Beckett University
260 Hugh MeyerLeeds Beckett UniversityA medically qualified chair should not be removed from panels deciding on ill-health dismissals
259 Dave WoolleyLeeds Beckett University/ School of BE&E/Northern Terrace 218 Civic campus
258 sareen galbraithLeeds Beckett University
257 Judy WhiteLeeds Beckett University
256 Annemarie PisoLeeds Beckett UniversitySolidarity from Leeds Beckett UNiversity UCU on your strike day
255 Catherine Johnson
254 Cassio de CamposQueen's University of Belfast (QUB)
253 D RimmerRetired, graduate of Leeds University
252 Sameh HannaUniversity of Leeds
251 Jacqueline MitchellUniversity of East London (UEL)
250 Julie Day
249 Karen RidealghNHS Leeds
248 Ruth NolanCity Lit Institute
247 Peter MorrisUniversity of Lancaster
246 Daniel WelchThe University of Manchester
245 Rosie Pearce
244 Leanne BibbyTeesside University
243 Chrysi PapaioannouUniversity of Leeds
242 Nasser HussainLeeds Beckett University
241 Claudia ParaschivescuUniversity of Leeds
240 Emma KoivunenManchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
239 Karen DonnellyUniversity of Leeds
238 Kevin CritchleyUniversity of Leeds
237 Rosa Mas GiraltUniversity of Leeds
236 Rodanthi TzanelliUniversity of Leeds, Leeds
235 Anthony O'ConnellThe City of Liverpool College
234 Stephen PayneUniversity of Bath
233 Michael Papadopoulos
232 Edward PowellUniversity of Reading
231 Rosie WeatherleyCharity
230 Bethany Rivers
229 Tom AllcockThe University of Manchester
228 Heather LogueUniversity of Leeds
227 Miriam GillVaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of LeicesterAcademic freedom (including the freedom to question the actions of one's institution) is precious. Universities should be defenders of debate and discourse, rather than 'corporations'. When individual freedom is under attach in so many places, how can our Universities embrace this path of power, control and fear?
226 Milena Marinkova
225 Catherine GanderQueen's University of Belfast (QUB)
224 Catherine BatesUniversity of Leeds
223 FELICITY SKELTONRetired lecturer
222 Susan Anderson Sheffield Hallam
221 Louise Richardson
220 Eleanor HillCardiff University
219 Jacob PolleyNewcastle University
218 Christiana Gregoriou University of Leeds
217 James SheardKeele University
216 mariya ivanchevaUniversity of Leeds
215 Kaley KramerYork St John University
214 Annie JonesManchester UniversityWe are the many
213 Yeliz Biber Vangolu
212 Elizabeth ThroeschCommunity College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, USAI am an alumna of Leeds (Ph.D., English, 2007) and I am very disappointed to hear the University administration is trying to weaken protections for faculty and staff. This is not conducive to the environment of rigorous research, intellectual debate, and risk-taking that I had the good fortune to participate in as a tutor and doctoral candidate.
211 Bill Walton I'm a graduate of the University
210 Katrin GruberNational and Kapodistrian University of Athens
209 Gillian Roberts
208 Jane LugeaQueen's University of Belfast (QUB)This is a serious attempt to undermine workers' rights to job security and fair procedures.
207 Allegra Hartley
206 Aly PEACOCK Leeds uni
205 Kelly Holdaway Oldham College
204 James RichardsHeriot–Watt UniversityLet's look at what this really is about - the University clearly run by inept and incompetent management taking out their ineptitude and incompetence on vulnerable staff. Institutional bullying of the highest order.
203 Colin Tosh Newcastle University
202 Sarah Watson
201 Paul MarchantLeeds Beckett University
200 Rachel Featherstone University of Teesside
199 Tig Calvert
198 Laura KingUniversity of Leeds
197 Beccy VeelKing's College London (KCL)
196 Catherine FritzUniversity of Northampton
195 Beatrice IveyUniversity of Leeds
194 Theodore KoulourisUniversity of Brighton, School of Media, Brighton, UK ‘Some Other Substantial Reason’ - are you serious?
193 Emma CarterUniversity of Leeds
192 Mark Dignum
191 Anthony Hetherington
190 lenka vrablikovaSchool of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, Leeds University Library, Language Zone
189 Dan O'NeillLeeds Beckett University
188 Victoria SmithUniversity of Leeds
187 David SteensonUniversity of Leeds, school of electronic and Electrical Engineering
186 zhaokang yangFBS
185 Nathan BrandUniversity of Leeds
184 Hannah Thomas
183 Lena KruckenbergUniversity of Leeds
182 Adam BoyesUniversity of Leeds
181 Calum GardnerUniversity of Leeds
180 Kevin PattisonLeeds TUC
179 Mark Taylor-BattyUniversity of Leeds
178 Carl FoxUniversity of Leeds
177 Marco CalifanoUniversity of Leeds
176 Charis GerosiderisKeele University
175 Georgios PatsiaourasUniversity of Leicester
174 Frederic HeineUniversity of Warwick
173 Simon OsbaldistonUniversity of Leeds Say no to the further erosion of job security
172 Jamie MarsdenUniversity of Leeds
171 Laurence Huntington
170 Stephen Williamsretired
169 Graham MannUniversity of Leeds
168 Julia Swallow
167 Caroline ParkinsonCoventry University
166 Marlo DelaraUniversity of Leeds
165 Amanda DeaconLeeds University
164 Matthew Hammond
163 Anne-Sophie BoriesSwitzerland
162 Mahmood AkhtarUniversity of Leeds
161 Mark RussellLeeds
160 Gavin BrownUniversity of Leicester
159 Martin EveBirkbeck College, University of London
158 Rachel WallsUniversity of Leeds
157 George MorganWestern Sydney University
156 Ian KiddNottingham
155 Patricia PrietoUniversity of Brighton
154 Aris MousoutzanisUniversity of Brighton
153 Mark BouldUniversity of the West of England (UWE)
152 James KnealeUniversity College London (UCL)
151 Jonathan KempBirkbeck College, University of London
150 Clare DownhamUniversity of Liverpool
149 Annalisa MurgiaUniversity of Leeds
148 Annalisa Murgia
147 Luke MartellUniversity of Sussex
146 Sarah HoneychurchUniversity of Glasgow
145 sol gamsu
144 Florence ScottUniversity of Leeds
143 steve Johnstonretired
142 Christina Penna
141 Edith GruberBangor University
140 Dr Rajesh PatrlManchester Metropolitan University (MMU)Defend academic freedom
139 roxana barbulescusocial sciences building
138 Matthew ColeUniversity of Leeds
137 Helen ColleyThe University of Manchester The changes to Leeds University statutes would give Carte Blanche to management to sack anyone they want to for any reason. These changes must be stopped as they represent an all-out assault on academic freedom.
136 Irina ChereshevaLeicester
135 Laurence Wright
134 Val Schofield
133 Mike Coulson
132 Dave KennedyUniversity of Leeds
131 Joao FlorencioUniversity of Exeter
130 Debbie Lewis
129 Charles Umney
128 Pura ArizaManchester Metropolitan University (MMU)End the attacks on Education - enough is enough! End austerity now!
127 Julie SaumagneUniversity of Warwick
126 Craig GentUniversity of Warwick
125 Maxim Rowlands
124 Tasia ScruttonUniversity of Leeds
123 Elspeth MitchellUniversity of Leeds
122 Rosemary MitchellLeeds Trinity University
121 Gabriella AlbertiUniversity of Leeds
120 Isuru JayasingheUniversity of Leeds
119 Robert Sproule
118 Brenda Brown
117 Jenny Turner
116 Bob JefferySheffield Hallam University
115 Mubashar KhwarazmiUnine Union Community Member
114 Grahame BlighI am signing this petition as I feel that the changes to the Universities statutes proposed by the management will undermine the protections given to students and staff at the university. I am not currently studying or working at the Leeds University, but as a member of Leeds Unite Union Community. I have been asked to sign this petition against a sackers charter imposing unfair dismissal rules.
113 John MowittUniversity of Leeds Management insists that it already has the power to sack for OSR; if so, why is the statutory change so urgently needed? It is needed to extend the principle and logic of austerity into yet another sector of the university. Austerity is precisely what was repudiated by the recent electoral results. Leeds wants to lead by heading backwards? I say no.
112 Mike Throssell
111 Caroline IsleUnite Community As a leading University Globally, the University of Leeds should be setting standards and have a moral obligation and duty to their staff to provide the best Work Place conditions and appropriate, professional, qualified support to staff who need it.
110 Paul GazzoliUniversity College London (UCL)
109 Fay WheldonPsychology Faculty, University of Bergen
108 Simon Timmins
107 Arngrimur VidalinFaculty of Humanities, University of Iceland
106 Dominic O'Key
105 Marianne O'DohertyUniversity of Southampton As a three-times Leeds alumna and great admirer of the university, I am disappointed to see this. These proposed changes strike at what I always thought were core Leeds values. The proposals to remove medically and legally qualified personnel as panel chairs strikes just the kind of 'anti-expert' note that universities ought to be querying and resisting, not capitulating to.
104 Anna CloughUniversity of Leeds
103 Mark TizzoniAngelo State University
102 John LathamSOAS, University of London (The School of Oriental and African Studies)
101 Paul GortonUniversity of Leeds
100 Mark WalkleyUniversity of Leeds
99 Carol CodyThe City of Liverpool College
98 Rachel ProudfootUniversity of Leeds
97 Tim GoodallUniversity of Leeds
96 Jan WoudstraUniversity of Sheffield
95 Nigel BubbUniversity of Leeds
94 Sigbjørn SønnesynDurham University
93 James HillUniversity of Leeds
92 Barbara EnghUniversity of Leeds
91 Helen Leslie-JacobsenUniversity of Bergen
90 Alex MurphyUniversity of Copenhagen
89 Jón Símon MarkússonUniversity of Iceland
88 Tamsin WraggUniversity of Leeds
87 David Jackson University of Leeds
86 James TittertonUniversity of Leeds
85 John McTagueUniversity of Bristol
84 Catherine KarkovUniversity of Leeds
83 Janet MortonUniversity of Leeds
82 Stephen BasdeoLeeds Trinity University
81 Cathy HumeUniversity of Bristol
80 Stephen LaxUniversity of Leeds
79 Andrew Bray
78 Kirsty DayUniversity of Edinburgh
77 andrea rylands University of Leeds
76 Luke John MurphyStockholm University, Sweden
75 Alaric HallUniversity of Leeds
74 Gabriele Zagel-MillmoreUniversity of Leeds
73 Elane HeffernanUCU NEC
72 Neil BadmingtonCardiff University
71 Andy StaffordUniversity of Leeds
70 Wendy PrestonCalderdale ACE
69 Carl-Henrik BjerstromUniversity of Leeds
68 Peter TennantUniversity of Leeds
67 Lesley KaneOpen University (OU)
66 Harriet DaviesUniversity of Cumbria
65 Christopher RocheUniversity of Bath
64 Anthony PhillipsQueen Mary, University of London (QMUL)
63 Clare Pearson
62 Rosemin HussainLeeds Beckett University
61 Laurent GattoUniversity of Cambridge
60 Sarah KnowlesThe University of Manchester
59 Jeff FowlerUniversity of SunderlandSacking for SOSR is already being used insidiously in post-92 universities. Don't let it happen at Leeds University. Solidarity support to the UCU branch
58 Colin BerryCardiff UniversityI am deeply disappointed in the University of Leeds and its senior management for these disreputable proposals to weaken fairness in dealing with staff
57 Malcolm Povey university of leeds
56 Jane HendersonCardiff University
55 Jonathan SahaUniversity of Leeds
54 B WeightmanWhy have senior managers adopted the management style made popular by Jimmy Savile and his great friend Mrs Thatcher? Jimmy Savile may be dead but apparently the ways of his kind are alive and well in Leeds. Depressing to see that UoLeeds management is enabling the next generation of serial abusers.
53 Andy WarrenKing's College London (KCL)
52 Katie MartinCharity
51 Mike Rowley
50 David MurituSandwell College
49 Derek ScottUniversity of Leeds The proposed change is worrying and in itself has created a serious breakdown of trust between management and academics.
48 Lisa Eyre
47 Laura MilesRetired lecturer
46 Fruela FernandezNewcastle University
45 Lorna FinlaysonUniversity of Essex
44 Alan SmithUCU
43 John FonesBridgwater & Taunton CollegeStand together or don't stand at all.
42 Sally Kincaid
41 Erika HawkinsUniversity of Leeds
40 Alan Thomas
39 Neil MaughanUniversity of Leeds
38 Rida VaquasUniversity of Oxford The management are attempting to erode the rights of workers
37 Irim SarwarOxford Centre for Mission Studies
36 Emily Muna
35 Sandra WilliamsCity College Plymouth
34 Elaine WhiteBradford CollegeThis is important for all of us. I say no deterioration in staff employment rights.
33 Aidan Marriott
32 Thomas RossetterDurham University
31 Dave MalhamUniversity of York (retired)
30 Lynn BlakeBurnham on Sea
29 Derek TymanFalmouth University
28 Mike LammimanUniversity of Hull
27 Simon HewittUniversity of Leeds
26 Patricia McManusUniversity of Brighton
25 James BlackhallFormer University of Leeds Student/ Casual Worker
24 Victoria BlakeUniversity of Leeds
23 Keith SimpsonCity Univesity of London
22 Susan Stefani Kirklees
21 Ann BlairRetired member Leeds UniversityThe employer does not need this. It is grossly irresponsible to push it to industrial action.
20 Sue AbbottNewcastle UniversityCompletely unacceptable behaviour by management. Stand up against their attempts to worsen your terms and conditions of employment.
19 Sue Kilminster
18 Julie HearnUniversity of Lancaster
17 Simon Smith Coventry University
16 Alec McAllisterUniversity of LeedsThere is no need for SOSR: dismissal is already possible for valid reasons. The removal of qualified chairs is indefensible.
15 Emma StringfellowCoventry University
14 Dan PullingerUniversity of Leeds
13 Darren Jones
12 Owen WalshUniversity of Leeds
11 Dave MilneUniversity of Leeds
10 Ewan Stefani
9 Paul ErringtonUniversity of Teesside
8 Deborah DeanUniversity of Warwick
7 Dave LewisUniversity of Leeds
6 mehdi husainiUniversity of Teesside
5 Emily WheelerUniversity of Leeds
4 Quentin OutramUniversity of Leeds
3 Anna FlemingUniversity of Leeds
2 Lesley McGorriganUniversity of Leeds
1 Ben PlumptonUniversity of Leeds