Unison Model Recognition Agreement

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. 7.1 The parties to this agreement reserve the right to terminate it in writing within six months. Changes can be made with the agreement of the parties. Date of last revision: 18 May 2016 (with temporary increase in time to ease and backfill in 2018 and 2020 and recognition for professors in 2019) 1.2 This agreement confirms the unions that are recognized by the University of Bath as employers (the university or “we” in this document) and the institutions 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. 4.1 Representatives of recognised trade union organisations are given adequate opportunities to perform their duties under this agreement, in accordance with the Trade Union and Professional Relations Act (1992) Section 168.

The university as an employer recognizes elected representatives on behalf of their recognized union in the following functions: 1.1 This agreement between the university and its recognized unions (collectively referred to in this document as “the parties”) applies to all workers at the University of Bath who are paid on nationally negotiated wage scales through the Joint Council for the Negotiation of University Personnel (JNCHES).