Kent UCU Victory! University Commits to no Compulsory Redundancies of UCU Members in 2021

🎉Congratulations! 🎉 You have defended your job and those of fellow UCU members!

Our agreement with the University gives UCU members protection from job cuts in 2021.

E-Vote Result:

Do you accept the agreement between UCU and the university to resolve the dispute over compulsory redundancies in 2021?

Yes: 96%

Thanks to your vote in the ballot and your agreement to accept a deal, our dispute over compulsory redundancies in 2021 is now closed. Your ballot beat job cuts!

Before your vote in the industrial action ballot, Kent University was:

  • Drawing up redundancy selection criteria for academics. 
  • Aiming to cut £2 million from staff “costs” 
  • Refusing to rule out compulsory redundancies (CRs) in 2021

What have we won?

  • No CRs as part of 2million ‘cost savings’
  • No CRs due to recruitment 
  • No CRs due to any shortfalls in income

UoK UCU & senior management’s full dispute resolution statement can be read here

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