Joining a Union

they should join a union.

Oh yep, I had suggested that in the past, but I think money reasons were the reason they didn’t. Anyhow, it’s too late to join a union for this case for them now!

looks like they’ve found a scab to replace me. quite, quite angry

For redundancy purposes, your normal notice period is a minimum that you’re entitled to in pay if it’s greater than the statutory level (effectively a week per year up to 12 years for these purposes). The company can then choose whether to pay you in lieu or to make you work it.

Thanks. I’ve also found a HR document that says that staff notice periods increases a week per year (after being here 4 or 8 years), up to a maximum of twelve weeks. It was just that I (and other colleagues) had never heard it mentioned before though. And would feel bad if they enforced it on any assistants/administrators who have been here for more than four years, and then find out their notice period has increased.

Amazon workers win right to paid time off



My union’s membership levels in the last three months… Suddenly everyone loves unions!



Fuck. I wonder how long it takes for University of Brighton (my employer) and other universities to follow suit.