Here is our latest update, included in this is an update on Dismissal and Re-engagement and details of the move to our New Offices.
Dismissal & Re-engagement Update
The employer has sought to vary your contract of employment in order to change your terms and conditions, this has nothing to do with the equal pay legislation or the outcomes of the equal pay review. The consultation meetings you attended or been invited to are to consult with you over the changes to your terms and conditions and to try and get you to individually agree to sign the variation of contract and therefore changing your terms and conditions. You are not signing to accept a change in your pay.
The changes to the terms and conditions for non-school staff which give rise for concern are the changes to the pay protection policy and appeals policy. The pay protection policy as of the 1st of June 2016, which will apply to all changes in pay except those from the outcomes of pay review, will provide protection of 3 months, 6 months or 12 months (i.e. restructuring and redeployment).
UNISON’s advice is to not be coerced into signing and let the employer impose the changes to your contract by dismissing and reengaging you. This will protect your legal rights of employment.