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Revised employment policies

The University’s HR service and trade unions, UNISON, UNITE and UCU, have issued a joint communication briefing employees on the Revised Employment Policies.

Following extensive consultation between HR, Senior Management and Trade Union representatives, the Combined Joint Consultation and Negotiation Committee (CJCNC) has reached agreement on necessary revisions to our core employment policies.

These became effective as of 1 April 2011.

Explaining change

The communication explains the reasons for these changes and the processes by which they were agreed and will be implemented.

Five core employment policies (Absence Management, Capability, Disciplinary, Grievance and Redundancy Avoidance), and the associated appeals processes, have been updated.

In addition, guidance for managing formal meetings and handling investigations has been agreed.

The communication can be read in full at HR’s website.