Kent UCU negotiators have continued to engage with senior management about the possibility of a “mass selection process for redeployment” in Arts & Humanities (A&H).
Negotiators have made it clear to senior management that the mass selection process would be unfair, unworkable and needlessly escalatory. Such a process would not yield the “cost savings” senior management talk about either.
Letters initiating mass selection processes for redeployment have not been sent at the time of writing, but no agreement has been reached on this matter between senior management and UCU.
Negotiators are confident that this situation could be resolved through continued talks and transparent information sharing. We very much hope that senior management shares this commitment to continuing dialogue.
Any further updates will be circulated as soon as possible.