There is a threat of strike action at the university due to the threat to hundreds of jobs

However, the University and College Union (UCU) has accused the university of pushing ahead with expensive construction projects and satellite campuses while launching ‘a full-scale attack on staff and students’.

Jo Grady, general secretary of the UCU, said: “Our members do not take the decision to strike lightly, but the staff at Sheffield Hallam have voted for action because they cannot stand by and let management push through these outrageous cuts, which are harming education research and academic standards are coming under pressure. tattered.

“It is shameful to see that, rather than reviewing spending on new buildings and a satellite campus halfway across the country, management would rather cut jobs, compromise academic standards and tear up our hard-won terms and conditions.

“If university management does not stop these attacks on staff, they will face unprecedented disruption.”

The union says the dates for strikes will be announced in due course. It adds that 87% of voting members have supported industrial action, out of a 53% turnout.

A university spokesperson told the BBC that they would do “everything possible” to avoid redundancies and would continue to work with union representatives.

The spokesperson added: “We are disappointed that UCU has decided to take action. Our priority during any industrial action will be to do everything possible to minimize the impact on our students and the wider community.”


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