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M2020 latest update

(18 August 2017)

Through the collective consultation process with the Trade Unions, and following feedback from staff, the University has decided to lengthen the period of time that the Voluntary Severance Scheme is open to academic colleagues who are ‘at risk’ in affected areas of the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS) and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC), as well as in the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health (FBMH). As a result, applications may now be made under the scheme until the extended deadline of noon on Monday, 11 September 2017.  Please note, there will be no further extension to this deadline.

Anyone wanting to discuss their options, or requiring additional support before this deadline, should speak with their line manager or designated HR Partner.

  • More information about the Voluntary Severance Scheme can be found on StaffNet.
  • To submit an application for voluntary severance, please email your completed form to Lesley Clements in HR Services.

Voluntary Severance Scheme closure (PSS areas)

The Voluntary Severance Scheme in PSS areas closed for applications on Monday, 14 August 2017, and no further applications will now be accepted or considered. 

Consultation update

At the consultation last week, there was further discussion concerning the proposed compulsory redundancy criteria and processes in Professional Support Services (PSS), AMBS, SALC and FBMH, which would apply should this become necessary.

Due to further staffing adjustments, the proposed reduction of roles across all affected areas now stands at 142.

The consultation process for all PSS staff has now ended and finalised job descriptions and structure charts have been shared with managers and staff affected in these areas. Consultation has also ended on the selection criteria and process for compulsory redundancy for PSS roles, should this become necessary.    

It is important to note that while formal consultation on proposals in PSS areas has come to a close, the University and representatives from the Trade Unions will continue to meet to discuss and resolve any issues that may arise in these areas. Consultation continues on the proposals in academic areas of AMBS, SALC and FBMH. Minutes from all the previous collective consultation meetings are available to view on StaffNet.

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