Students could face strike disruptions as three quarters of Sheffield UCU members vote in favour of striking

78.8 per cent of voters chose to back strike action


Uni of students may face potential strike disruptions as Sheffield’s University and College Union (UCU) group voted in favour of strike action yesterday.

Over three quarters (78.8 per cent) of Sheffield UCU members voted to back strike action. If striking goes ahead, this would be the fourth year in a row of striking at the university.

Proposed strike action is taking place due to on-going disputes concerning pensions, pay and working conditions.

UCU general secretary, Jo Grady, said: “Staff in universities they have given their all to support students during the pandemic, but management have responded by trying to slash their guaranteed pension by 35 per cent.”

Later today, a further ballot result should be announced relating to pay and working conditions.

The higher education committee will then meet on 12 November to discuss the next steps of this potential strike action.

photo credits: Maisie Marston

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