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(1) How I've come to find myself facing redundancy when I've been carrying out a substantive role for the past two years (but one that never had a Job Description, which is why I remained on the 'Redeployment Register'). It's also a line of work (Bibliometrics/citation analysis) that is supposedly of increasing importance to the University and my Line Manager is stressed out of his mind with his ever-increasing workload;
(2) How nothing whatsoever was done to help me find another role when my former (Scholarly Publications) role disappeared, despite there being an official University policy to help all such staff. When I asked about this, a Senior HR Manager said that 'Meetings had been held', but when I pushed for details (since I obviously wasn't present at any such meetings, a clear procedural breach), my emails went unanswered;
(3) About how my former role was not analysed correctly, which now means that my salary has now been dropped to a level that I last earned in 1998 (I have worked here since 1990).
If I submitted my Grievance two weeks ago, though, is the University obliged to at least start to investigate it (parts of which could be resolved very quickly, I believe), instead of just taking the attitude of, 'Oh well, she'll be leaving in another few weeks anyway, and so why should we even bother?
My Union seems to think that this attitude is reasonable, but I do not.