Restructuring in independent schools

The Union has been advised by the Association of Independent Schools of redundancies in a number of independent schools. Most of the schools identified are in regional areas.

Under the provisions contained in enterprise agreements, the employer must consult with the Union and employees concerning restructuring and redundancies.

The school is also under an obligation to mitigate the effects on employees, for example by considering voluntary redundancies or redeployment to other duties.

The Union has also recently been advised of a major restructure affecting All Saints College and The Scots School at Bathurst.

During this process, the Union assists members in whichever way we can in what is a very difficult situation.

Carol Matthews
Assistant Secretary