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New proposed Organisational Structural Change Policy

May 4, 2017

4 May 2017

UCU were recently involved in consultations on the proposed Organisational Structural Change Policy and information had been circulated previously on this. The draft document fell well short of national agreements and best practice and we felt that there were insufficient protections for anyone who finds themselves displaced because of the restructuring activities.

However on 12th April, we were informed that this policy was going to be implemented immediately, regardless of our objections and indeed restructuring in the Research and Innovation area had already commenced.

The union has written to management again, asking them to re-enter negotiations on this policy, drawing their attention to good practice which has been agreed in other comparable institutions.  Given that this is going to affect so many staff, in so many areas, as they begin to implement the Faculty restructuring, we think this is a reasonable and fair request in the first instance.  To date, we have had no response from management but we will keep you updated and will seek your views on the next steps.

You can read Management’s response to the consultation requests and OSC Policy – Revised following consultation V 31 March 2017  here.

If you are going to be affected by restructuring or by changes in your working arrangements we can accompany you to meetings, advocate on your behalf, provide you with financial and legal advice and offer you collegial and friendly support. We are also campaigning on wider areas such as workload and casualisation, so keep us informed on what is going on in your area and get in touch if you need our assistance.

You can use the form below to get in touch.

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