Introduction to the industrial action

An overview of industrial action at Sheffield.


In June 2022, following constructive negotiations with our local branch of UCU, their members voted to accept the University's proposal and end a period of industrial action at Sheffield.

The University and College Union (UCU) balloted its members on national issues related to pay, pensions and working conditions in September 2022 which they achieved. Members voted again to extend these mandates in March 2023.

UCU can ask members to take strike days, and action short of a strike, under these mandates until 30 September 2023.

Click here to read our position on these issues.