First there was the dismissal of all part-time lecturers, with an offer of work if, and only if, the dismissed lecturers joined a specified agency. Secondly, redundancy is subject to specific legislation.
Before anyone is made redundant the law requires "meaningful consultation with a view to reaching agreement". This has to be with representatives of a recognised trade union (or employee representatives if no union is recognised). The trade union at Accrington was NATFHE. Where was the consultation? Is 10 minutes enough for "meaningful consultation?" MICHAEL COATS 66 Rooley Moor Road Rochdale, Lancashire