Glyndwr University extends its redundancy scheme

Glyndwr University, Wrexham Glyndwr University has announced redundancy proposals to cut costs

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Wrexham's Glyndwr University says it has extended its voluntary redundancy scheme as it looks to cut 60 posts.

Staff at the campus staged a protest in March over planned redundancies.

The university said it still wanted to avoid compulsory redundancies where possible.

It said it had also accepted a proposal in the consultation with staff to change its "current organisation structure" by the end of August.

In February, the Times Higher Education said the university faced a deficit of close to £4m in 2012‑13, amounting to 9% of its total income, with 65 jobs under threat of redundancy.

Members of the University and College Union (UCU) backed a motion of no confidence in Glyndwr vice chancellor, Prof Michael Scott, after the redundancy proposals were announced.

In a statement, the university said its "dialogue with employee representatives and consultation with employees continues".

Prof Scott said: "I am confident that we will now move forward with an improved, commercially-focused organisation, vital to the region, with solid foundations and a bright future."

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