Redundancy has unfortunately become a fact of life for education staff in recent years. This guidance is for workplace reps about redundancy and the consultation process that NEU’s FE members whose posts are at risk should expect.
When colleges are going through restructuring members understandably look to their union for support and advice. This guidance is intended to assist NEU college reps in dealing with the issue and ensuring that restructures are carried out fairly and transparently.
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What settlement agreements are, when and why they are used, and the implications of signing one.
This guidance supplements the NEU factsheet 'Redundancy, pay and entitlements' and provides members with an explanation of the circumstances in which the four-week rule will apply.
Advice explaining the payments and entitlements you may receive if your post becomes redundant. In any case where redundancy is threatened, specific advice and assistance is available and should be sought from your school/college rep or division/association/branch secretary.
Common questions that arise when a member of staff is selected for redundancy.
Members that are affected by the closure of St Christopher’s School will be supported through the process of redundancy - John Richardson, National Official at the National Education Union comments.
The NEU is fighting to help two members who worked at an education services company owned by ex-Manchester City footballer Jamie Pollock get the pay their owed after he terminated their employment with a weeks notice.