UNISON Aberdeen City has agreed that we would defend members’ jobs and support those who wished to leave ACC voluntarily. There are certain principles which we abide by. The first one of these is that we will oppose redundancy whether straightforward Compulsory Redundancy or by implication / the back door. UNISON is questioning the statement that the Council only ‘hopes’ to achieve savings by voluntary means and we are seeking a more robust commitment to no compulsory redundancies from politicians and management.
With the scale of savings required to be made in conjunction with the Transformation it is clear that ACC would require to resort to job losses.
We are fully engaged with all consultation opportunities available to us and we will continue to scrutinise and challenge proposals and defend our members’ jobs. UNISON represents members by participating fully in the Delivery and Control Boards within the Transformation Programme and would encourage members to raise issues with the branch so we can we can be as effective as possible.
While ACC is hoping to achieve redeployment for any staff at risk of redundancy, UNISON will continue to ask how this will be achievable going forward. Meantime we will continue to ensure that fair and appropriate procedures are followed in accordance with current policy.
Members are strongly encouraged to contact their UNISON steward immediately if they believe they are at risk from this.