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Redundancies at IOE


About the campaign

IOE goes for compulsory redundancies in 2010, to maintain a 3% profit

This is a local campaign to resist redundancies at the IOE.

Branch action

  • 4 November 2010
    Branch representatives submit a response (pdf) to the new policies proposed by IOE management.

  • 18 October 2010
    IOE management announce plans to change the IOE's redundancy policies. They give branch representatives 3 drafts, for consultation, on: change management (pdf)redundancy (pdf), and redeployment (pdf).

  • 11 June 2010 ***VICTORY***
    IOE management write to the branch withdrawing plans for compulsory redundancies. The executive end the dispute and call off industrial action.

  • 19 May 2010
    The UCU give notice (pdf) to the Director of our intention to ballot. The ballot delivers a result of 70% for strike action and 87% for action short of a strike; on a turn-out of 66%.

  • 31 March 2010
    The branch writes a letter (pdf) to IOE management calling for a full use of voluntary means to make staff reductions - having earlier written a letter (pdf) to the IOE's Council members expressing concern about management's conduct.

  • 25 March 2010 
    The branch passes a resolution to ballot for industrial action if IOE management refuse to fully explore voluntary means of staff reduction before resorting to compulsory redundancies.

  • 19 February 2010
    The branch holds a workshop, and produces guidance (pdf), for members whose post is at risk of redundancy.

  • 2 February 2010
    Branch representatives meet IOE management who announce plans for cuts and compulsory redundancies. The branch writes a follow-up letter (pdf) seeking clarification.

  • 14 October 2009
    The branch passes a resolution for collective action against the "drip, drip" of contract redundancies, on top of our work in fighting them individually.

  • 20 April 2009
    The branch negotiates improved guidance (pdf) for managers dealing with potential redundancies, from IOE's HR department.