Hypothetically, what advice would you give X? He is currently on sick leave, following an operation for a health problem that he'd been suffering with for a few months. Just before he went for his op, the manager of his centre (it is not a school, it is a community teaching centre, so lower pay/no school holidays/no Burgundy Book- don't want to say more) announced there would be a meeting about changes to contracts the following week. He told her that he couldn't attend and asked her to let him know details about it-she said she would after the meeting-but obviously since then he's been off, and more concerned about his health/family and not contacted work, other than to send in a sick note and explain he'd be having a follow-up hospital appointment soon, after which he'd let them know what the doctor advised. X got a text from a colleague, saying that the manager has said everyone is being told to sign contracts that mean they have to teach a minimum of roughly 50% more than they do now. X would normally ring his union BUT he has been told nothing officially-the colleague had said letters would be posted out, but X hasn't received one. Worse, very few of the staff are in a union, X thinks he might be the only one. I know X should focus on his health, but he really doesn't want to change jobs, but will not be able to cope with this extra load. He's had other teaching jobs in the past, but doesn't want to go back to those. Can they do this? He has been there over 4 years.