1.1 This agreement between the university and its recognized unions (collectively referred to as „parties” in this document) is mentioned in point 2.1 below, and applies to all employees of the University of Bath, paid on nationally negotiated wage scales through the Joint Council for the Negotiation of University Staff (JNCHES). In addition, the University and the University Union (UCU) are expressly recognized for collectively representing professors. 6.2 This document outlines the procedures for dealing with and resolving differences in the form of collective issues that fall within the agreement, which are raised by its accredited representative of a union recognized on behalf of the members. 3.8 The declaration of dispute results in the continuation (or return) of the practice or agreement that existed prior to the amendments that led to the dispute. 6.4 Any misinterpretation of the interpretation of this agreement should first be referred to the Director of Human Resources or the delegated representative and designated (and accredited) union representatives. 6.1 The agreed objective of mutual agreement between all parties to this agreement is to work in partnership to resolve disputes by using the consultation and negotiation processes set out in this document and avoiding disputes until all stages of this procedure are exhausted. 6.7 It was agreed that until these procedures were exhausted, there could be no work stoppage or other forms of union action and, in the case of an amendment, this amendment generally does not take place, i.e. the continuation (or return) of the existing practice or agreement before the amendments that led to the dispute. Except in very specific cases where the Vice-Chancellor believes that the continuation of the status quo would have serious, immediate and adverse consequences for health and safety, or for the educational or financial activities of the university, if he followed the necessary measures. Level 3 – If the problem is not resolved after Levels 1 and 2, it can be referred to an appropriate external agency (ACAS) with the agreement of both parties (as defined in Section 6). 1.2 This agreement confirms which unions are recognized as employers by the University of Bath (in this document called „university” or „we” and which institutions are given to their representatives.
It defines the agreed committees for the formal partnership between the recognized unions and the university. 1.3 The purpose of this agreement is to meet the requirements of the relevant sections of the Worker Information and Consultation Regulation (2004), the Employment Rights Act (1996), the Trade Union-Labour Relations (1992) („TULR (C)A 1992” and possible subsequent legislation or other labour relations. This is an agreement that exists under the Worker Information and Consultation Regulation (2004) and replaces all previous agreements. 3.2 The spirit and intent of the agreement is to promote the best possible relationship between the university and its employees represented by its recognized unions and to create a consensual method of discussion, consultation and negotiation to that end. Without prejudice to the provisions relating to management decisions established or made within the framework governed by the Charter and the statutes or by the general government of the university, this agreement aims to provide additional mechanisms to resolve problems between the university as an employer and the agents represented by unions recognized as employees.