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Rail industrial action: what you need to know

13 Dec 2022

Guidance for working arrangements

We recognise that the rail industrial action on Tuesday, 13, Wednesday, 14, and Friday, 16 December will leave some colleagues with limited options for travelling to work, as well as having an adverse effect on other forms of travel. It is expected that rail services on days when action isn't taking place will also be affected or reduced from now until Sunday, 8 January 2023.

In order to help colleagues deal with the impact, we encourage managers and colleagues to discuss the most appropriate contingencies during this period and we have developed the following to help you in these discussions:

The guidance includes information on what to do if:

  • members of your team are unable to travel to work;
  • you have teaching commitments on those days;
  • what happens if someone is late because of the action;
  • what happens if childcare arrangements are affected.

Campus car parks

Free on-campus car parking will no longer be offered to colleagues on days when rail industrial action is taking place, as all colleagues are eligible for a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) permit from the Car Parks Office.

Anyone requiring a PAYG permit should visit the Car Parks Office, based on the ground floor of the Beyer Building.

The Office is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-3pm.