Consultation will take place with the trades unions when:
- they have a legal entitlement to be consulted
- they can reasonably expect to be consulted because the proposals and policies under consideration would have a significant impact on them and the workforce they represent
While it is not possible to provide a comprehensive list of subjects for consultation, the following gives examples of subjects that are appropriate for consultation:
- reviewing terms and conditions of employment
- new ways of working
- organisational restructuring (including job matching and creation/deletion of posts)
- reductions in the workforce
- staff relocation
- shared services with external partners
- business transfers
These issues may often result in the presentation of a business case or report to CMT and the relevant committee after consultation has been completed.
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