Letter to VC from Campus Trade Unions re Vote of No Confidence

Dear Max,

Staff at the University of Surrey continue to work under extremely stressful conditions at a concerning time. The spectre of job insecurity and the prospect of increasing workloads are ever present.

Trust in the Senior Management is clearly at breaking point.

Whilst we appreciate the extension of the EVS protection period to 31 December 2019, we are concerned that, despite our continuing requests, compulsory redundancies are not ruled out .

Therefore, we request that you rule out compulsory redundancies of staff until at least 31st July 2020 to allow time for a period of reflection and to take the stress off our staff.

If this assurance cannot be provided by 12pm on Friday 3rd May, we will take action by facilitating an all-staff vote of no confidence.

I look forward to a positive response.

Michael Moran

UCU Regional Official

Prof Michael Kearney – Provost and Executive VP
Paul Stephenson – Vice President HR
Neil Jones – UNISON
Gary Strudwick – UNITE
Alison Cottell – UCU
Ade Phillips – Regional Support Official