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Surrey reaches redundancy quota

The University of Surrey has avoided having to impose the compulsory redundancies that had triggered a recent vote for strike action by staff.

In March, Research Fortnight reported that the University of Surrey intended to make 100 staff redundant in a faculty restructuring. Staff were invited to reapply for roles, mainly at junior levels, but a month later they voted to strike over the university’s refusal to rule out compulsory redundancies.

On 19 May, the University and College Union announced that the threat of strike action had been withdrawn following negotiations with the university.

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