The University of Sheffield is cancelling its plans to introduce pay freezes and pay cuts due to the financial impact of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
In July 2020, the university began a consultation period with its 8,000 staff to discuss the possibility of changes to their pay structure, progression and promotion, in an attempt to save over £100 million due to the uncertainty of how many students would be joining the university in the coming academic year.
However, due to a stronger financial period than anticipated, the university has put the consultation period and temporary contract changes on hold.
A spokesperson at the University of Sheffield, said: “It was important that we were transparent with staff about our financial position and began discussions with our trade unions as early as possible. We are pleased that we are now in a stronger financial position and have been able to end the consultation around the temporary contract changes.
“We want to thank all of our staff for their hard work and dedication throughout a very challenging year. We are now working together to prepare for our upcoming academic year and we are looking forward to welcoming our new cohort of students to Sheffield.”