Following the announcement of a new recommendation to work from home due to the rise of the Omicron variant, you will have received an email this afternoon outlining the University approach, which is informed by government guidance. Before the Christmas closure we expect that managers will work on the basis of necessity: i.e. that you should only be required to come in to work if it is necessary to perform particular activities. There is also an understanding that a return to home working may not be appropriate for some people at this point. This is a fast moving situation and any decisions taken now about after Christmas may need to be reviewed- but there is scenario planning in terms of all activities, including student education activity. For the moment, the government guidance appears to require planned in person teaching to continue, but that may change as the situation develops. We will, naturally, be continuing to engage with management in the interests of staff. For now, if you are asked to work in a way which you are not happy with (e.g. required to come in when it doesn’t seem necessary, or required to work from home where to do so would harm your mental health), please speak to your line manager and if you don’t get anywhere email email@example.com.
This post is from an email to members from branch president Chloe Wallace on 10 December 2021
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