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UCU members vote to end Solent University dispute

23 February 2021

UCU members at Solent University have accepted an agreement that suspends the dispute between the union and the university.

The agreement proposes a number of actions, including a commitment by Solent University to not make any further redundancies until at least February 2022. In a consultative ballot over 70% of UCU members who voted chose to accept it.

UCU members previously voted to take industrial action after Solent University had threatened to use compulsory redundancies to dismiss staff. 

UCU regional official Moray McAulay said: 'UCU members at Solent University have voted to accept an offer from university management that rules out further redundancies until at least 1 February 2022.  If all of the agreed actions are completed, Solent UCU will formally withdraw the trade dispute on 20 July 2021. UCU will continue to engage constructively with the university to protect jobs and student learning.'

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