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Trade Union negotiating meeting update

28 Jul 2020

A message from Karen Heaton, Director of Human Resources

Dear colleagues,

On Monday, 27 July we held the latest of our weekly negotiating meetings with the campus trade unions. These meetings focus on the proposed measures our University needs to take to ensure we deliver our core goals, given the threats to our financial sustainability which have been exacerbated by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The discussions continued on proposed permanent changes to the Redeployment Policy and Pay Protection Policy, and should they be required, pausing increments and a mandatory pay reduction.

Our Chief Financial Officer, Robert Fraser, attended part of the meeting to provide information and explanation of our financial position. It was agreed that we would answer further questions on the budget for 2020/21which have been raised by the campus trade unions.

The minutes from the negotiating meeting held on Monday, 20 July 2020 were agreed and you can read these on StaffNet.  The next negotiating meeting will take place on Monday, 3 August.

Karen Heaton

Director of Human Resources

Minutes from meetings with the campus trade unions:

In the spirit of open and transparent communication, we will be publishing the minutes from both our weekly negotiating meeting with the trade unions and a further weekly COVID-19 update meeting which takes place with the trade unions each Wednesday. 

Minutes from the trade union negotiating meetings held on Mondays:

Minutes from the COVID-19 update meetings held with the trade unions on Wednesdays:

Minutes are approved at the next available meeting, so there will be at least a one week delay between meetings taking place and the minutes being approved and published.