Thanks for the response .
I have enclosed below the part of my offer letter that contains the details on my place of work...the only place working locations are mentioned...there is no other mention of any business travel .:
Your normal place of work will initially be the location at Century Way in Leeds in line with the agreement drawn up between us and XXXcovering offices and facilities provision for the period up to 30th November 2013. It is envisaged that after this date your new place of work will be in a similar geographical location in / around Leeds or such other place within the UK as we may reasonably determine.
You will not be required to work outside the UK for single periods of more than on month during your employment.
I have traveled very occasionally since starting ( once every couple of months or so) , but following a recent change of management, there is increased pressure to do more travel as the new manager sees travel to customer sites etc an 'essential' part of the job.
Although I am not opposed to more travel , I do see this as a change to my current role & am wanting to understand if this was something that the company could just impose without entering into a negotiation......
They are not being very clear at the moment and I have not been given anything in writing.
They are saying things like ' you will be required to travel as and when the job dictates' & 'travel is an essential part of the job'
The majority of employees were TUPE'd into the organisation and did have business travel requirements specified in their terms and conditions prior to the TUPE, so this seems to be where the pressure is coming from.
However there is obviously an anomaly as it is not in mine.
So can you give me your view on what is realistic based on the contract wording I have?