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buffymad | 17:07 Wed 10th Jan 2018 | Law
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My other half has received a letter from his company saying "following a review of the standard of service presently being achieved by the [company name] at [shopping centre name], it has become necessary to change the structure of resources on site".
He has been invited to attend a "consultation meeting" so that proposals can be discussed with him.
It doesn't look as though his other two colleagues have received such a letter, so possibly only him.
They're not really spelling anything out, but I wondered if they brought up anything in the meeting that related to any absences or his work not being up to standard or anything like that, should that be spelt out in the letter he received, ie "absence discussions" or "grievance discussions"?
It might not be anything like that but his company are very underhand about a lot of things (see any previous posts from me!) and I just want him to be forewarned before he goes into the meeting - so if they do say oh it's been brought up that your work is shoddy - then he could say well that's a grievance and should have been shown as so in the letter (if that's actually the case).
Any feedback gratefully received.
And oh, he's still trying to find another job - anywhere but there!!

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Thanks for all that. I’ve told him to join a union and get a rep along, even if it’s just to show he’s not a walkover. I agree, I think if this is about redundancies then they’ve pretty much made their minds up and are just going through the process. Because they’ve done things wrong in the past and not followed policies, I just wanted to make sure what they were doing now was above board.
Last question ... as the word redundancies hasn’t been mentioned in the letter, should it have (if this is what the meeting ends up being about)?
Ha, letter wasn’t even sent out on letterhead, that’s how good they are!!
He could ask for more info on the agenda for the meeting but may not get it it. It's probably going to be about either redundancy, a change in working hours (fewer hours or same number but different times), a reduction in salary or a change in duties.
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Fiction Factory, you’re probably right.
Another member in his team has also received a letter now (but not the third person).

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