The union has accused the college of wasting public money and putting students education at risk following a 'botched' restructure, resulting in 29 vacancies.
The restructure has saved the college £1.2m, despite initial estimations it would save between £500,000 and £600,000.
But UCU believes the college failed to follow a proper consultation process and staff were expected to make choices about their futures within days. It claims staff were slotted into new jobs before the legally required 30-day consultation period had ended.
UCU members at Barnsley College are currently being balloted for strike action over the restructure.
Colin Booth, principal of Barnsley College, said: "Every department will have suitably qualified and experienced staff teaching every class when term starts on September 1. There will be no adverse impact on students."
** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated August 22. **
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