IWGB met with Cordant representatives on Monday 20 February. As Danny reports:
The IWGB presented three demands to Cordant. It was promised that the first two would be resolved:
- With regard to payslips, it was agreed that Danny would liaise with John Preston, to ensure all staff were receiving payslips with a full breakdown of hours, overtime hours etc.
- With regard to zero-hour contracts, it was agreed that Danny would provide to John Preston a list of staff who were on contracts that did not reflect their hours, and that these would then be resolved.
All members currently on zero-hour contracts, or who would like to have a contract which reflects their hours properly should contact Abdul as soon as possible!
The third demand has not yet been met:
- With regard to pay, the IWGB position was that differentials should be restored to their 2011 levels.
The union has provided a deadline of Friday 24 February at 5pm. If we have not received an offer along these lines, or an invitation to a serious negotiation with Cordant and the University about these issues, we will start the procedures to ballot for a strike.