says USS members have been frustrated by a lack of progress in an ongoing dispute that saw the biggest-ever strike action at universities bring institutions to a standstill in early 2018.
He is currently appealing the college's decision, but the UCU
said the establishment's refusal to budge from its "hardline" position had left his colleagues with no option but to ballot for action.
acting general secretary, Paul Cottrell, said: 'The college has lost all sense of proportion in dealing with Mr Muritu's case.
The Kenyan GSU had made it to play offs 9-10 after their 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-22) win over Uganda's UCU
in the 9-12 play- off.
claims a total of 53 staff could be made redundant as a result of the closures.
In another letter to UCU
members the Cardiff UCU
executive committee says: "Our opposition to compulsory redundancies is now in formal dispute with the university.
But the UCU
said the offer does nothing to address the falling value of higher education pay, which they claim has declined in real terms by 21 per cent since 2009.
and Coventry University Group have reached an agreement which will allow the union to represent staff employed by the group's CU campuses.
Around 200 Unison members were balloted yesterday while UCU
members begin ballots today.
members have a mandate for another 14 days of action before June 19 and are planning their targeted days.
And some UCU
members believe the university will target those staff who joined the picket lines as a means of revenge for taking industrial action.
Newcastle University branch vice-president Matt Perry said: "Nobody thought we could do 14 days and the turnout we've had today was absolutely fantastic.