We're still involved in individual negotiations for the affected group of staff in finance. As things stand, all but a handful have either accepted or are negotiating ERVS. From the start of this consultation process, we have raised concerns about where staff losses will leave competent running of the new finance Agresso system when that comes into effect next month.
On Research & Enterprise, we have been coordinating with UNISON, who have undertaken the majority of the negotiations. We were given to understand that at-risk staff would be supported, with various posts ring-fenced for them. That now turns out not to be the case, and nowhere have we seen much University enthusiasm to retrain staff where the need exists. Focus has been far more on ERVS than retaining staff through redeployment, or re-skilling staff.