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Can his contract be changed mid term?

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by Laylaco, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. Laylaco

    Laylaco New commenter

    My husband is a secondary school teacher with a TLR curricular management responsibility, he has held this post for over 20 years, he was 55 recently and approached his head about a phased retirement, hoping to reduce his days to 3, presently he has the equivalent of almost one day non teaching to support his management role. The head has told him that he can have the three days but he will have to give up his TLR ( which he is happy to do) and she wants to implement it from June due to starting the new timetable, he isn't the only member of staff to be affected, some part time staff have also been told their hours will be cut. The school became an academy about three years ago which resulted in many redundancies and it is still losing pupils so we are aware of the issues but I would like some advice, has anyone else been in this situation? I would have thought they couldn't change anything until September. Thanks
  2. Compassman

    Compassman Star commenter

    Contact union but a contract works both ways, an agreement on both sides.

    He should not agree to this and say he wants his change to happen in September but have his union ready to back him up.
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    If the new timetable starts in June, it makes a lot of sense for those reducing hours ans responsibilities to do so from then.
    He has asked for contractual changes to suit him, which the school has agreed to.
    The school are asking for the time scale, to suit them. He can agree, disagree or negotiate. However by entering into negotiations, he does risk the school pulling out of all changes to his contract.
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  4. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    A mutually-agreed variation to the terms of his contract, which is what it seems this is, can take effect at any time - if that's what is agreed.

    If the new academic year starts in June, it would be logical to make the contract and timetable changes at that point.

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