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Universities and colleges round-up

Issue No. 2458

UCU union members at Sheffield College struck on Wednesday of last week against plans to cut 75 jobs.

The union wants bosses to halve the planned cuts and has said the college should “offer a college-wide voluntary redundancy scheme”.

Workers at Aberdeen University have voted for industrial action to stop 150 planned job cuts.

The UCU union members backed strikes by 73 percent.

Workers are demanding the university rules out compulsory redundancies. They plan to lobby the university court on 30 June and are deciding the next steps in their dispute.

UCU members at University of South Wales’ Newport and Caerleon campuses have backed strikes by 77 percent against plans to close the art foundation course and make four workers redundant.

The union wants bosses to look at redeployment options or severance schemes. 

UCU members at Mid Cheshire College are balloting for strikes to fight compulsory redundancies. The ballot ends on Wednesday of next week.

Bosses want job cuts but the college has cash reserves of £1.5 million.


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