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For a company restructuring with a collective consultation
For a company restructuring with a collective consultation process who has mapped grades to a new structure. What are the rules about recruiting to it. For example if a role is mapped at a grade 4 can… read more
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The organisation I work for has recently announced their
Hi, The organisation I work for has recently announced their proposal to restructure the division within which I work. The role I currently undertake will no longer exist, and a new role is being crea… read more
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It is regarding secondments and redundancy , :I am have
For Ben Jones:I am have been seconded to a Grade 3 senior management post (higher grades being more senior) for approx 8 months. This Grade 3 post was a new post in an interim structure while our area was under review. Prior to this secondment I was in a Grade 2 post as a regional officer. I understand this is sometimes classed as a substantive post, however I have just noticed that there is no wording to this effect in my secondment contract, it has just been done as a general FTC. I didn't notice this at the time of signing but there had been talk of me returning to the grade 2 post if I didn't feel the grade 3 was right or if it wasn't required in the new structure.Before the interim structure came into play, there were 4 regional officers, although one of these was a vacancy which hadn't been filled. The interim structure saw the 4 regional officers reduced to two with an expansion of area but with an extra layer of management introduced by way of 2 temporary grade 3 posts - one of which I am seconded to, and the other secondee to grade 3 is one the other grade 2 regional officers. The grade 3 secondments were internally advertised. Only myself and my colleague applied. When we were seconded, my post was backfilled by way of a FTC with the remaining grade 2 colleague continuing in her role with the expanded area. The review of our area is now complete and the interim structure for our team will be made permanent. I have been advised that my substantive post is at risk of redundancy as the headcount of three (plus a 4th vacancy) is reducing to two. I am also advised that I need to apply for the perm grade 3 opportunity even though I have been doing an excellent job (this is the feedback) for 8 months. Bearing in mind that there is no substantive clause in my secondment FTC (although this was verbally mentioned back then), and the secondment post is now a permanent requirement, can they make me apply for it? There is no one else at risk of redundancy who could do my seconded role (at least in my view) and in any case they didn't take the opportunity to apply previously. Even if there was a substantive clause, would they still have right to make me apply for a job I'm doing that is required indefinitely? Surely it should be a case of checking I am happy to continue in this post and confirming me, otherwise then putting me at risk of redundancy from substantive post (providing they can rely on 8 month old discussions that aren't documented and I can't remember exactly what was said)? … read more
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Ben, I currently work local authority on a permanent
Hi Ben, I currently work for a local authority on a permanent full-time contract, and my department has been the focus of a particularly poorly managed restructure which my post was the only one 'dele… read more
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Hi i am a personal assistant being made redundant within a
Hi i am a personal assistant being made redundant within a big organisation. They are offering me another PA role at a lower grade and salary but there are Pa roles advertised internally at the higher… read more
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Please could you clarify what defines being "at risk" for redundancy?
Please could you clarify what defines being "at risk" for redundancy? My employer recently restructured my department and as part of this I was given the opportunity to apply for a new role which was … read more
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My employer is restructuring my team - reducing from 14 to
My employer is restructuring my team - reducing from 14 to 8 people. They are suggesting the 8 'new' jobs will be a grade lower and therefore lower salary. I am the oldest member of the team (56 years… read more
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My organisation is undergoing a restructure in our department.
My organisation is undergoing a restructure in our department. As part of that, my role and the role of three colleagues are being "redefined" (I was told my post was not being deleted, therefore I ha… read more
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I am on gardening leave until the end of October. During this
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I was made redundant recently , after 11 years of service ,
I was made redundant recently , after 11 years of service , which means that my payments from the company's final salary scheme will be severely reduced when I reach retirement age. My department is s… read more
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I have recently been made redundant, following a selection
I have recently been made redundant, following a selection process I feel not was necessery and conducted unfairly. The back ground to this is I worked on a small team (5) of field based specialists t… read more
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I am in a redundancy process, that is due to conclude on 21
I am in a redundancy process, that is due to conclude on 21 Dec 2011. I have 6 days paid holiday left in this calendar year (up to 31st Dec). I if it is confirmed that my role is redundant I will be o… read more
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Do I have a claim if I was redeployed to a lessor grade role
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Hi Ben, Thanks for your response to my query. My grounds for
Hi Ben, Thanks for your response to my query. My grounds for appeal are as follows and I wondered if you could comment on whether you think they sound like good grounds or not: 1. The criteria used to… read more
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From May 12th, 2010, I have been working with a contract and
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There is currently a restructure at my workplace. My boss has
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Company just gone through restructure, my job was pooled with
Company just gone through restructure, my job was pooled with my colleague. We attended the restructure announcement, which advised the job we were in would be changing. The company offered voluntary … read more
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