Management Negotiations & Meetings

JCCN (Joint Committee of Consultation & Negotiation)

This is the main consultative forum between Senior Management and the four campus trade unions, meeting typically once per semester.

The agenda is determined in consultation between all attendees, with subgroups formed for more specific negotiations.

Who typically attends on behalf of Unite: Chris Kennedy, Tom Queen


CCF (Collective Consultation Forum)

At this meeting, the campus trade unions and Senior Management discuss those job roles which are at risk of redundancy due to funding coming to an end, or fixed-term contracts nearing their end date, meeting typically once every quarter.
Data is presented anonymously but broken down by job family, age, sex, pay grade, etc., so as to provide a transparent and statistical view on jobs at risk.

In addition, those roles identified at risk in the last quarter are then looked at, in order to see how many roles were made redundant, how many were redeployed, etc.

Who typically attends on behalf of Unite: Alec Mungall, Tom Queen


PRG (Policy Review Group)

This meeting is an opportunity to discuss University policies, and allow for input from all trade unions, meeting typically once per month (excluding summer).
Though non-contractual policy does not require union consultation, in the spirit of good workplace relations we are consulted on all new policy and revisions to old policy.

At earlier stages in the process, draft policies are not in a position to be widely spread, but Unite will seek broad input from the membership via email on issues they may have with the existing policy, in order to shape our negotations.
Members wishing to be more closely involved even at an early stage may contact reps at any point, and ad-hoc Unite Members Policy Group meetings may take place.

Once draft policies are in a position to be released to the membership, they will be sent out via email for members' approval before reps make any final decision.

Who typically attends on behalf of Unite:  Marie Bowers, Michael Tormey


MGG (Mental Health Group)

This is a forum set up by the Mental Health Equality Champion, David Duncan, and contains representatives from the SRC, Student services, HR, clinicians, HS&W, and others, meeting at least three times per year.

The remit of the group is to define, agree upon, and implement a multi-strand approach to staff and student mental health and wellbeing, providing help, support and training wherever possible.

There is currently one seat for a trade union representative, representing all four campus unions. This seat is currently held by Unite.


Who typically attends on behalf of Unite: Tom Queen