Thanks to all the members who have already let UNITE know if they have been selected for Compulsory Redundancy and want to stay, selected for Compulsory Redundancy but happy to leave, accepted for Voluntary Redundancy or rejected for Voluntary Redundancy. This will help your reps provide relevant information and support.
Some members have already succeeded in overturning their selection for Compulsory Redundancy, or securing redeployment. Please keep UNITE informed of any changes to your circumstances.
Pairing
In our 9th November newsletter we mentioned the “pairing” system being made available to match people selected for Compulsory Redundancy (CR) against people who want to leave. We said that (alongside the company’s own process) we’d circulate members with details of those members seeking redeployment, to see if anyone can identify an opportunity or a volunteer to take your job if you were keen to go.
The following link shows a list of members who have sent us their details to publicise to other members. Can you help find a job for any of the members listed in section A? Section B lists members keen to take VR if a suitable replacement can be found to take their job.
We’ve only included names where the member confirmed explicitly that they were happy for us to do so. If you can help, please contact the member directly where their name is shown, or contact us quoting the Reference code from the first column.
Reminder – if you’re currently at risk of CR and are seeking redeployment, then if you’ve not already done so please send a short note including your name, your current role code, what role code(s) you would be interested in, any specific skills you want to highlight, any geographical restrictions on jobs you’d take, and whether you want us to keep your name confidential.
Similarly, if you’re seeking VR but haven’t yet been accepted and want to publicise your job to members seeking redeployment, mail us with details of your role code and current job (you may already have submitted this info to the Company’s pairing process), and whether you want your name withheld.
Extension to 31st January
The company has not yet announced the mechanism through which it will determine which employees selected for Compulsory Redundancy wish to leave on 11th December and which wish to stay until at least 31st January 2010. Staying gives more time to avoid the redundancy at a collective and at an individual level. Members who have been selected should look out for instructions from the company and ensure they respond promptly.
Support for Staff at Risk
Those selected for Compulsory Redundancy or accepted for Voluntary Redundancy should have been informed by the company about the various support services available:
* Outplacement Support Services
* Outplacement Careers Fairs
* Invitation from Job Centre Plus and booking system
UNITE strongly encourages staff to take advantage of these facilities, alongside the campaign, pursuing appeals, internal redeployment and external opportunities.

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