Time is running out. Universities UK have to commit to meaningful negotiations over pensions.

UCU has written to University of Manchester vice-chancellor Dame Nancy Rothwell informing her it is suspending industrial action until the end of February 2018 to allow for further talks to try and resolve the position of one staff member facing the threat of compulsory redundancy: Industrial action suspended at University of Manchester

Say no to job cuts at University of Manchester

Members of UCU at the University of Manchester are planning to strike later in October after they overwhelmingly backed industrial action in a row over 140 job losses.. Over 900 staff are currently uncertain about their future as management plans to axe 171 jobs.

With the university in a strong financial position and no economic rationale for the cuts, the proposals have caused widespread anger and campaigners have reported hundreds attending UCU meetings and volunteering to help oppose job losses.

Information UCU members at the university took strike action on 23-24 October over the dispute. The branch has also received further support from shadow education secretary Angela Rayner who called on the university to 'get it's house in order' and 'give workers the respect they deserve.'

Please sign the petition here and send messages of support to ucu@manchester.ac.uk.

Last updated: 8 February 2018