The Staff Forum wants your voice to be heard.
As formal consultation has begun, the Staff Forum is here to give all colleagues a voice by bringing your thoughts, ideas and initiatives forward during the Consultation period. Whatever grade you are on or the job you do, we would like to hear from you. Please use this page to keep updated regarding the current consultation period. You can also sign up to our distribution list.
Topic – Working on Campus
|SF Discussion Session Summary 11-11-2020 & 13-11-2020||Wednesday 11th & Friday 13th November 2020|
|VC Briefing||VC Briefing Session||Thursday 05th November|
|VC Briefing Session||VC Briefing Session||Friday 14th August 2020 at 12pm|
|Staff Forum Consultation Survey Results Summary||Wednesday 29th July 2020|
|Staff Forum FAQs with answers|
NB: Answers provided by John Brady (Director of HR)
|Wednesday 29th July 2020|
Topic: Pay Freeze and one other option…which would you choose?
|SF Discussion summary 28-07-2020 and 30-07-2020||Tuesday 28th July 2020 & Thursday 30th July 2020|
|UEB Question and Answer Session||Video||Monday 27th July 2020|
|VC Briefing Session||VC Briefing Session||Wednesday 22nd July 2020 at 3pm or Thursday 23rd July 2020 at 1pm|
Topic: Tiered Pay Cut
|SF Discussion Session Summary 21-07-2020 and 23-07-2020||Tuesday 21st July 2020 & Thursday 23rd July 2020|
|Discussion Sessions – Redundancy: How far are we willing to go to save jobs?||SF Discussion Summary 14-07-20 and 16-07-2020||Tuesday 14th July 2020 & Thursday 16th July 2020|
|Discussion Sessions – 4 day week: a workable option||SF Discussion Summary 07/09-07-2020||Tuesday 7th July 2020 & Thursday 9th July 2020|
|VC Briefing session||VC Briefing Session||3pm Wednesday 8th July 2020 or 1pm on Thursday 9th July 2020|
|VC’s update on consultation with UCU and Staff Forum||Staff Portal||3rd July 2020|
|Discussion Sessions – Pay freeze||SF Discussion Summary||Tuesday 30th June 2020 & Thursday 2nd July 2020|
|Post Covid Response Programme||FAQ website|
NB: The section 188 letter and minutes from consultation meetings can also be found on this link.
|Discussion Session – 4 day week: A fair option?||SF Discussion Summary 25 06 2020||Thursday 25th June 2020|
|Discussion Session – Pay Cuts: Pros and Cons||SF_Discussion_Summary_23_06_2020||Tuesday 23rd June 2020|
|UEB Question & Answer Session||Video||Wednesday 17th June 2020|
The Staff Forum’s role in the consultation process:
The Staff Forum is a group of volunteers who work at the University of Reading and fulfill their duties as representatives in addition to their day-to-day role. Throughout the consultation period, we can consult on behalf of staff in grades 1-5 and inform grades 6+ (UCU is formally consulting on behalf of grades 6+ in this process).
The Staff Forum have attended all of the meetings in the consultation so far since the first meeting was held on 18th June 2020. These meetings are between members of the University, the Staff Forum and UCU representatives and aim to gain a collective agreement on the steps the University can take to reduce the number of potential redundancies that may be required due to the current financial situation.