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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665 Kate Harrington
664 Jacqui Gath PPI Panel This removal of rights is disgusting. Lecturers and researchers need a stable working environment where they can flourish, and the public/patients need to know research is not pressured for poor results. This diminishes you, Leeds Uni.
663 Andy Young
662 Ellen Redshaw University of Leeds
661 Kathryn Backhouse
660 Michael Wilde Bradford College Redundant/Retired In 2009 Bradford College lied that underfunding was the cause for my redundancy. Funding figures, extracted (by me) from the Learning Skills Council exposed this lie. Leeds Employment Tribunal, the Appeal Tribunal and ultimately Ombudsman all ignored this compelling evidence. Moral of this story:- To implement change it is crucial to remove the corrupt old reactionary Right Wing (Blue) Labour eli
659 Patrick Hall
658 John Kind University of Leeds Alumni
657 Steve Kind West Yorkshire UNITE COMMUNITY
656 Hilary Benn MP MP for Leeds Central
655 Aidan Westwood University of Leeds
654 John McGrory Civil Service Leeds
653 Johnathan Leng N Yorkshire Harrogate
652 Dave Kershaw
651 Michael Davies retired, Leeds
650 Ian Strickland
649 Michelle Rogerson University of Huddersfield
648 Suzanne Gannon
647 Christine Holdstock
646 Ashley Kay
645 Fiona Rennie
644 Martin Lenz University of Groningen
643 Gavin Keir supply teacher Signed because they're adding "an undefined catch-all category for dismissing staff for ‘Some Other Substantial Reason’ (SOSR)". Who the **** do they think they're trying to kid?
642 Halla Keir
641 Johnathan Leng Harrogate College
640 Alex Sobel House of Commons I am the Member of Parliament of Leeds North West and a graduate and former staff member of the University
639 Roberto Kulpa University of Plymouth
638 Jack Kushner University of Leeds Alumni
637 Isabel Cotton University of Leeds
636 Sharon Sulman
635 Jane Pitcher University of Strathclyde
634 Mike Johnstone University of Gloucestershire
633 Holly Edmundson John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
632 dante bortagaray
631 Deborah Hilal
630 Matthew Pritchard University of Leeds
629 Nancy Taaffe NUT It's just awful what's happening.
628 Mary-Ellen Large University of Hull I am not trying to win. I’m not doing this because I want to beat someone, because I hate someone or because I want to blame someone. God knows it is not because it is easy. It’s not even because it works, because it hardly ever does. I do what I do because it is right, because it is decent and above all, it’s kind. It’s just that, it’s just kind.
627 Felicity Holland University of the Arts Helsinki
626 Mike Licudi
625 John Macdonald Cardiff University
624 Ruth Conlock Unison
623 Adam Boothman
622 Joe Bilsborough University of Copenhagen
621 Sophie Thomas
620 Jules Daniels Manchester
619 Deryck Piper Leeds Alumni - recently retired Interesting comments from Malcom Heath (570 below). Even if Leeds University honestly believe they are just bringing the statutes into the 21st Century - the combination of changes (removal of independent legally qualified chair and no medically qualifed chair on ill-health panels) would make most employees a bit paranoid.
618 vera rodriguez Red Umbrella Fund
617 Xavier Cohen University of Oxford
616 Andrew Greenhalgh-Cook The University of Nottingham
615 Hande Gungor
614 Jesse Harris
613 Laurie Cannell Greater Manchester
612 ben clay
611 Chris Fassnidge King's College London (KCL)
610 Nicholas Beuret University of Lancaster
609 Kate Grant
608 Caoimhe Mader McGuinness Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL)
607 Siobhan McGrath Durham University
606 Effy Westenra Goldsmiths, University of London
605 annette wright
604 Sandy Rushton
603 Georgia Volioti University of Surrey
602 Sue Miller Leeds Beckett University
601 Deborah Stack Royal College of Art (RCA)
600 Thomas Hastings Leeds University
599 cora singer hobbs
598 Gwyneth Lonergan University of Sheffield
597 Margaret Williams Member of UCU
596 Andrew Hayes Leeds
595 Joe Hancock University of Huddersfield
594 Hannah Martinson Hughes University of Leeds
593 Vicky Randall University of Gloucestershire
592 Rebecca Macklin University of Leeds
591 Gillian Harrison University of Leeds
590 dale Holmes University of Huddersfield
589 Judy Thorne The University of Manchester
588 Sally Stone Bath College
587 Gareth williams
586 Martin Salmon Royal College of Art (RCA)
585 Kate Paul London
584 Yaiza María Hernández Velázquez UAL Central St Martins
583 Andrew Osborne Royal College of Art (RCA)
582 Edward McCabe Liverpool
581 Asa Roast University of Leeds
580 Karl Witty Leeds Beckett University
579 Pam Brown University of phoenix
578 Fiona Petrie NHS
577 Ann Calvert
576 Gloria Dawson Freelance; former MA student at Leeds University
575 Kashmir Kaur University of Leeds
574 Kathryn Dutton University of Bradford
573 Livvy Murdoch University of Leeds alumni
572 Hannah Boast University of Birmingham
571 Aljona Zorina University of Leeds
570 Malcolm Heath University of Leeds Removing medically qualified/independent legally qualified chairs will undermine confidence in the procedure's fairness and objectivity. That loss of confidence will be exacerbated by the concurrent introduction into the statutes of SOSR: a category with such obvious potential for abuse requires measures to enhance the guarantees of fairness and objectivity, not reduce them.
569 Thomas Hackett
568 Wendy Calvert University of Leeds
567 Carolyn Czoski Murray University of Leeds There are enough known reasons to sack someone without bringing in some vague 'other substantial reason' clause. Removing the medically qualified panel member for loss of employment due to ill health is another major step back in employee rights.
566 Tom Bird Leeds Beckett University
565 Hilary Chadwick The University of Huddersfield Very unfair and unreasonable terms for dismissal. More worrying that this is from a place of 'Higher' education where we ought be upholding the highest and fairest standards that we can.
564 DONNA PANKHURST University of Bradford
563 Bridie Moore Universtity of Huddersfield These safeguards are in place to ensure the fairness of dismissal/disciplinary hearings for individual members of staff, especially where health and legal matters are a consideration. I cannot think of any other reason that the University of Leeds would wish to remove these safeguards other than to dismiss individual workers with impunity. This must be challenged.
562 Sheena Miller The University of Huddersfield
561 Dimitra Kotouza Middlesex University
560 Elaine Webster
559 G Raine Leeds Beckett University
558 Patrick Fleming
557 Jarek Bryk University of Huddersfield
556 Richard Chamberlain University of Northampton
555 Mary Mutton This is completely unacceptable. It introduces a culture of fear and should be resisted at all costs
554 Michael Seymour University of Bradford (retired)
553 Yvonne Novakovic
552 Kat McKay
551 Lindsey Dodd University of Huddersfield
550 Janet Bujra University of Bradford This kind of battle is going on around the country. We must stand together.
549 Nicole Raymond
548 Hilary Pape University of Bradford
547 Matthew Merefield University of Bradford Leeds management: You can't be serious! I'd actually like you to resign for proposing these measures. Go and work in the private sector, somewhere where neoliberal bullying is supposed to be normal, or - here's an idea ... emigrate to work in a North American University.
546 David Rudrum University of Huddersfield
545 Holly Bowman University of Leeds graduate
544 Sarah George University of Bradford
543 Julia Chabasiewicz
542 jack yerkess University of Leeds graduate
541 Pamela Tidswell University of Bradford (retired)
540 Alison Cullingford University of Bradford
539 Dominic Oliver Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
538 Sarah Lindley University of Leeds
537 Robin Lister University of Bradford
536 Arthur Carter University of Bradford
535 Philip Gilligan Cumbria
534 Kimberley Schofield Leeds
533 Andrew Smith Bradford Uni
532 Munro Price University of Bradford
531 Emma Ward University of Leeds
530 Chris Cody University of Bradford
529 Steve Lui University of Huddersfield No to --- some other substantial reason (SOSR). Solidarity.
528 Stephen Boynes University of Bradford
527 Jennifer Waby University of Bradford
526 Eleanor Cook University of Leeds
525 James Hanning Bradford University
524 Beverley Norris University of Bradford
523 Katie Hall University of Bradford
522 Gregor Gall University of Bradford
521 m y alam University of Bradford
520 David Potts University of Bradford
519 Thomas Swift University of Bradford
518 Graham Lingard University of Bradford
517 Chris Kelly University of Bradford
516 Sophia Thomas TransLeeds I firmly believe this will unfairly impact LGBTQ+ and especially trans employee's who already struggle to find secure employment.
515 Eleanor Healing
514 Finn Dobson University of Leeds These changes to the statutes are utterly in opposition to the values that the University claims to champion - equality, diversity, opportunities for all. The changes open up chances for bias and discrimination, particularly against those who are vulnerable and poorly represented in academia, such as disabled, LGBTQIA, and people of colour. I urge the University to reconsider these changes.
513 Jeff Hearn University of Huddersfield I write this as a graduate of Leeds from 1974, and appalled by the proposed changes, Jeff Hearn, Professor, PhD h.c. Lund
512 Mahmoud Alajaty
511 Ellie Clement University of Bradford
510 Grainne McMahon University of Huddersfield
509 nigel parton University of Huddersfield
508 Steve Jenkins University of Bradford The brutal nature of current relationships between University grandees and its workforce appears to be willful and contagious.
507 Andy Scally University of Bradford Universities seem hell-bent on tearing up, and substantially weakening, staff protections and rights in long-standing agreements on terms and conditions of employment. We must stop this slide.
506 Pat Cullum University of Huddersfield
505 Nadia Ali University of Huddersfield
504 Juliet MacDonald University of Huddersfield
503 Jim O'Driscoll University of Huddersfield
502 Howard Jackson Huddersfield University
501 Caterina Benincasa-Sharman University of Huddersfield
500 Jane Bradbury University of Huddersfield
499 Ruth Brooks University of Huddersfield
498 Tracy Lannon The University of Huddersfield We are institutionally undervalued and overworked, we must not allow the erosion of workers rights
497 Kris Christmann University of Huddersfield
496 Glynn Jones University of Huddersfield
495 Malcolm Pollard University of Huddersfield
494 James Underwood University of Huddersfield
493 Judith Kidder University of Huddersfield
492 Charles Hippisley-Cox Huddersfield University As we struggle here at Huddersfield to try and become a Russell Group university, there are already some parallels with regard to the bullying at Leeds.
491 Angela Darvill University of Huddersfield
490 Ian Glover University of Huddersfield
489 Richard McCulloch University of Huddersfield
488 Vicki Smith University of Huddersfield
487 Lisa Du-Lieu University of Huddersfield
486 Andrea Denton University of Huddersfield
485 Gary Allen University of Huddersfield
484 robert cattley
483 JACKIE Lane UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD A similar ploy was attempted here in relation to success or otherwise of PhDs, but management backed down, although we are monitoring the situation.
482 Chris Webb Bradford College
481 Mansell Griffiths Cardiff University
480 Rachel Coombe Cardiff University
479 David Wilson Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
478 Deborah Kerfoot Keele University
477 Richard Nicholls Huddersfield University
476 Andrew Keen University of Bath
475 Prof Deborah Foster Cardiff University
474 Tiago Alves Cardiff University What is the need to introduce SORS when most contracts are open ended? Is this a way of imposing zero-hour conditions?
473 paul Rhynehart Wyke Sixth Form College
472 Zoe Irving University of York
471 Kevin Farnsworth University of York
470 Lata Narayanaswamy University of Leeds
469 David Glass Cardiff University
468 Alison Williams Cardiff University If these protections for staff are removed, it will make it easier to for bullying and unfair dismissal. Any University that professes to have a high ethical standing in the academic world, should not lower its standards in this way.
467 Caroline Lloyd Cardiff University
466 Elsie Phillips Cardiff University I am appalled at this behaviour
465 Khelifa Mazouz
464 Michael Alder-Woolf Cardiff University The proposed changes to the statutes are quite frankly ludicrous and must be totally resisted.
463 Grace Handy University of Leeds
462 Thomas Balmforth Leeds
461 Hannah Spruce Leeds
460 Barry Powell Blackburn College
459 Sean Doyle University College London (UCL)
458 Robert Sansam University of Leeds (retired)
457 Jessica Hammett University of Leeds
456 Steven Sourbron LICAMM
455 Georgina Denton University of Leeds
454 Julie Hopkins University of Leeds
453 pammi sinha University of Leeds
452 Gianna Papadodimitraki University of Leeds
451 Richard Marchese Robinson University of Leeds I am deeply concerned about the potential implications of these changes.
450 Andy Nowacki University of Leeds
449 Paul White University of Leeds
448 Carol Wilson University 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 Barrett University of Leeds
446 Nour Alhusein University of Bath
445 Emily Clark University 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 Jarmaliunaite University of Leeds
443 Angelos Koutsourakis University of Leeds
442 William Breeze University of Leeds
441 Jennifer Rose University of Leeds
440 Mark Summerfield University of Birmingham
439 Marc Gibson Loughbourhg University
438 Jacqueline Wilkinson Leeds Beckett University
437 Mark Turner Keele University
436 Georgina Collins University of Cumbria
435 Georgia Walton University of Leeds
434 georgia stone Nottingham Trent University (NTU)
433 Jonathan Beacham University of Lancaster
432 Stephen Caunce ex Umiveristy of Leeds lecturer These 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 lane University of Leeds
430 Imran Arif Leeds Beckett University
429 David Calderwood University of Strathclyde
428 Susan Podraza Birmingham
427 Ben Davies University of Portsmouth
426 Stephen Hughes Oxford
425 Erika Raffle-Currie
424 Keith Trickey Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) [retired] An obviously retrograde step for an academic institution to propose.
423 James Davenport University 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 Hinchliffe Leeds Univesity This 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 Bird University of Bedfordshire
419 Jennifer Blundell
418 Carrie van der Zee University of Leeds
417 Marion Storey Retired teacher
416 Emily Timms
415 David Shepherd Leeds Beckett University
414 Adam Robinson Leeds Academics 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-Jones Leeds University
411 Tony Brown University College London (UCL) Branch Secretary
410 Lene Rubinstein
409 John Metcalf Sheffield Hallam University
408 Joshua Alston University of Leeds
407 Tom Crook Oxford Brookes University
406 M J Stop 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 branch South West In support of staff working at Leeds.
404 Patricia Burgess Edge Hill University
403 Akira O'Connor University of St Andrews
402 Adam Ozanne The 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 Schwartzentruber Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
399 Birgitta Claus The University of Manchester
398 Jeff Evans Emeritus Reader, Middlesex University These proposed changes are not worthy of an institution with the name "university".
397 Mushtaq Arain central Beds College
396 Jenny Dunn University of Lincoln (also visiting research fellow at Leeds)
395 Fay Dowker Imperial College Academic 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 Spoor University of Leeds
392 Matthew Evans University of Sussex
391 Malcolm Barnard Loughborough University
390 Claire Wordley University of Cambridge
389 Julie Ellis
388 MIKE SOMERTON retired senior lecturer Hull University
387 Leo McCann The 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 Artt Edinburgh Napier University
385 Adrian McGinnis Ulster University Important principle at stake !
384 Ian Sainsbury Reading
383 David Applebaum University of Sheffield
382 Ben Dalton Leeds Beckett University
381 Catharine Cross University of St Andrews
380 Jacob Mason
379 Catherine Thompson University of Leeds
378 Matt Hughes University of Leeds
377 Angela Hulme The University of Leeds
376 Ellen Robottom University of Leeds graduate
375 Rosie Hart University of Bath
374 Nur Nasution University of Leeds
373 Sarah Dance University of Reading
372 Ieuan Jones University of Leeds
371 James Butterworth University of Leeds
370 John Gilfillan
369 Jenny Wong University of Leeds
368 Annika Bremicker University of Leeds
367 Anna McLauchlan University of Leeds
366 Paul Ward University of Huddersfield
365 Robert Kirkwood UCU East Midlands Retired Members Branch
364 Emma Hyde University of Birmingham
363 Barnaby Ayriss University of Leeds
362 Murray Wallace Somerton, Somerset
361 stuart stanton Ph.D Student Bangor University. Leeds resident I 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 Vogel University of Bergen; soon starting at University of Leeds As 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 Bradley other
356 John O'Neill The University of Manchester
355 Kate Fleming public sector
354 James Brass
353 Jamir Melrose University of Bristol
352 Helen List Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
351 Rebecca Obermeier
350 Jo Ingold University of Leeds
349 Lucy Burke Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
348 Milena Buchs University of Leed
347 Gavin Rand University of Greenwich
346 Emma Long
345 Fiona Gleed University 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 Brook Yorkshire I fully support this petition.
343 Lucy Campbell University of Plymouth
342 Thanos Mergoupis
341 Simon Dye University of Greenwich
340 Shaun Beckingham University of Huddersfield, UNISON
339 Anna Baildon Uni of Bath
338 David Calderbank University of Bath
337 Miranda Armstrong University of Bath
336 Andrea Abbas University of Bath
335 Fanis Missirlis Cinvestav/Mexico City Science & Higher Education not well served at Leeds University, at present, it seems.
334 James Branston University of Bath
333 Nutapong Somjit University of Leeds
332 Simon Welsh University of Leeds
331 Kayleigh Eldekvist Leeds
330 Willem Heijltjes University of Bath
329 Iris Faraway University of Bath
328 Marta Kowalska
327 Christine Valentine University of Bath
326 Phil Jimmieson University of Liverpool
325 Nicholas Westlake University of Bath
324 Kyle Williamson Birkbeck College, University of London
323 Richard Bettie University of Leeds
322 Kristina Vuskovic University of Leeds
321 Christopher Roche University of Bath
320 Alaa Al Khourdajie University of Bath
319 Colin Cotter Imperial College London
318 Isaac Clarry University of Leeds
317 Carlo Perrotta University of Leeds
316 Micaela Pattison Consejo 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 Hall De Montfort University (DMU)
313 Leonie Sharp UNISON Solidarity from UNISON Yorkshire & Humberside region
312 Kajal Desor University 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 Laoghaire University of Leeds
310 Andrew Wilson Leeds Beckett University ‘Some Other Substantial Reason’ cannot ever be a formal reason for firing someone
309 Tracey Hill Bath Spa University
308 Billy Brick Coventry University Solidarity from Coventry UCU branch.
307 Rodney Challis Doncaster College An email also sent to Langlands recommending he consider his own position.
306 erik mueller supply desk
305 Thomas Moore
304 Thomas Sheard University of Leeds
303 Jo Miles University of Leeds
302 Meagan Smith Leeds Beckett University
301 Joseph Backhouse
300 Elysia Kirby
299 Daniel Kliem University of Leeds
298 Ben Robra University of Leeds
297 Alex Teimourian Savarani University of Leeds
296 David Griffiths Leeds
295 Eleanor Broadbent
294 Sean Benstead Leeds Beckett University
293 Julia Gala de Pablo PhD Student - School of Physics and Astronomy ‘Some Other Substantial Reason’ is not a reason for firing anyone.
292 Georgina Williams
291 Rowena English University of Leeds
290 Sarah Millard University of Leeds
289 Karl Witty Leeds Beckett University
288 Anne-Marie Bagnall Leeds Beckett University
287 Peter Smith Sheffield Hallam University
286 Helen Thornham University of Leeds
285 Joanne Selley Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
284 Julia Steinberger University of Leeds Thanks to UCU for standing up for academic freedom.
283 Jeffrey Orr RRU Grad 2006 from Leeds. Don't do this.
282 Jane Boyd
281 John Gallagher School of History, University of Leeds
280 Erika Kispeter University of Warwick
279 Stephen Robson Leeds Beckett University
278 Steve Mardy Leeds Beckett University We 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 Chamier University College London (UCL)
274 Mandy Bloomfield University of Plymouth
273 Briony Thomas University of Leeds
272 Kiff Bamford Leeds Beckett University
271 Barbara Henderson Leeds Beckett University
270 Alex Stevenson Leeds Beckett University
269 Mike Atkinson University 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 Bowes University of Leeds
267 Amanda Seims
266 chris maguire Leeds City College stand together
265 Dave Procter Leeds Beckett University No sackers' charter.
264 Jon Dart Leeds Beckett University
263 Lorraine Agu Leeds Beckett University
262 Maggie Leese Leeds Beckett University
261 Stephen Wagg Leeds Beckett University
260 Hugh Meyer Leeds Beckett University A medically qualified chair should not be removed from panels deciding on ill-health dismissals
259 Dave Woolley Leeds Beckett University/ School of BE&E/Northern Terrace 218 Civic campus
258 sareen galbraith Leeds Beckett University
257 Judy White Leeds Beckett University
256 Annemarie Piso Leeds Beckett University Solidarity from Leeds Beckett UNiversity UCU on your strike day
255 Catherine Johnson
254 Cassio de Campos Queen's University of Belfast (QUB)
253 D Rimmer Retired, graduate of Leeds University
252 Sameh Hanna University of Leeds
251 Jacqueline Mitchell University of East London (UEL)
250 Julie Day
249 Karen Ridealgh NHS Leeds
248 Ruth Nolan City Lit Institute
247 Peter Morris University of Lancaster
246 Daniel Welch The University of Manchester
245 Rosie Pearce
244 Leanne Bibby Teesside University
243 Chrysi Papaioannou University of Leeds
242 Nasser Hussain Leeds Beckett University
241 Claudia Paraschivescu University of Leeds
240 Emma Koivunen Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
239 Karen Donnelly University of Leeds
238 Kevin Critchley University of Leeds
237 Rosa Mas Giralt University of Leeds
236 Rodanthi Tzanelli University of Leeds, Leeds
235 Anthony O'Connell The City of Liverpool College
234 Stephen Payne University of Bath
233 Michael Papadopoulos
232 Edward Powell University of Reading
231 Rosie Weatherley Charity
230 Bethany Rivers
229 Tom Allcock The University of Manchester
228 Heather Logue University of Leeds
227 Miriam Gill Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Leicester Academic 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 Gander Queen's University of Belfast (QUB)
224 Catherine Bates University of Leeds
223 FELICITY SKELTON Retired lecturer
222 Susan Anderson Sheffield Hallam
221 Louise Richardson
220 Eleanor Hill Cardiff University
219 Jacob Polley Newcastle University
218 Christiana Gregoriou University of Leeds
217 James Sheard Keele University
216 mariya ivancheva University of Leeds
215 Kaley Kramer York St John University
214 Annie Jones Manchester University We are the many
213 Yeliz Biber Vangolu
212 Elizabeth Throesch Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, USA I 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 Gruber National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
209 Gillian Roberts
208 Jane Lugea Queen'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 Richards Heriot–Watt University Let'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 Marchant Leeds Beckett University
200 Rachel Featherstone University of Teesside
199 Tig Calvert
198 Laura King University of Leeds
197 Beccy Veel King's College London (KCL)
196 Catherine Fritz University of Northampton
195 Beatrice Ivey University of Leeds
194 Theodore Koulouris University of Brighton, School of Media, Brighton, UK ‘Some Other Substantial Reason’ - are you serious?
193 Emma Carter University of Leeds
192 Mark Dignum
191 Anthony Hetherington
190 lenka vrablikova School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, Leeds University Library, Language Zone
189 Dan O'Neill Leeds Beckett University
188 Victoria Smith University of Leeds
187 David Steenson University of Leeds, school of electronic and Electrical Engineering
186 zhaokang yang FBS
185 Nathan Brand University of Leeds
184 Hannah Thomas
183 Lena Kruckenberg University of Leeds
182 Adam Boyes University of Leeds
181 Calum Gardner University of Leeds
180 Kevin Pattison Leeds TUC
179 Mark Taylor-Batty University of Leeds
178 Carl Fox University of Leeds
177 Marco Califano University of Leeds
176 Charis Gerosideris Keele University
175 Georgios Patsiaouras University of Leicester
174 Frederic Heine University of Warwick
173 Simon Osbaldiston University of Leeds Say no to the further erosion of job security
172 Jamie Marsden University of Leeds
171 Laurence Huntington
170 Stephen Williams retired
169 Graham Mann University of Leeds
168 Julia Swallow
167 Caroline Parkinson Coventry University
166 Marlo Delara University of Leeds