Staff at both Sheffield universities went on strike today, the third one-day stoppage in a long-running campaign to seek an improved pay deal.
Members of UCU, Unison and Unite set up pickets this morning before marching to Barker’s Pool for a noon rally.
The unions are protesting against a one per cent pay offer which they argue means an effective cut in members’ wages for the fifth year in a row.
UCU members are also planning another two-hour walk out next Monday - a move that will cost lecturers at Sheffield Hallam a full day’s pay.
The dispute in Sheffield has received national attention after it was revealed Sheffield University’s vice-chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett had received a pay rise of 26 per cent.