We met with the employer side on Monday 19 October 2015 whereby we discussed UNISON’s further request to delay implementation of Terms and Conditions in Schools.
The employer agreed to go away and consider the request, to date we have had no further feedback.
UNISON also formally wrote to the employer requesting that they provide us with their proposals and timeline of their intention to seek Individual Agreement and to dismiss and re-engage Contracts of Employment to impose these changes so that we can best advise our members. In addition UNISON informed the employer that they were unable to attend the pay meeting on Monday 2 November, the employer has decided to go ahead with the meeting without UNISON and has not provided us with any information regarding their intentions.
UNISON is disappointed by the employer’s reluctance to meaningfully engage with us so that we can best advise our members.
We will now be having an emergency meeting with our legal team, the National Head of Local Government, Heather Wakefield and the Regional Head of Local Government, Andy Belfield with regard to the situation in Derby. As you are aware UNISON’s legal Team has raised concerns about the potential equal pay liabilities which are growing and concerns over the Single Status process in its entirety.
We have also raised our concerns with our legal team on the employer’s intentions to move away from the agreed appeals process, the lack of information provided and implications for those members who have already submitted their appeals.
Please look out for further updates later in the week.
As always any advice, legal or otherwise, will only apply to UNISON members and is there to ensure you are meaningfully supported. This will not be widely circulated. This will be individual advice on your individual contract of employment for our members only.