You might think you know everything about management’s proposed restructure of Amnesty International. But there are still a lot of questions to be answered by management. Why do so many people need to lose their jobs? Isn’t there another way? What do these cuts mean for workload?
On Monday 4 February, we wrote to the National Director and the Chair of the board asking that they extend the period for consultation until 22 February 2019. We think this is fair given that the size of the proposed restructure and the number of people who are losing their jobs. It takes time to deal with a problem of this size.
What should I do if I have been made redundant?
You should contact your local ASU branch. We can advise you about your rights in this situation and support you if you want to appeal the decision.
What should I do if I have been redeployed?
You’ll probably have a lot of questions about your position description, your new workload and your rate of pay. You should contact your union for advice before accepting a new position. If you are unhappy, we can support you through the appeals process.
It’s a difficult time at Amnesty, but you still have the ASU with you every step of the way. Contact your delegate or your organiser if you need any assistance.
For more information, speak to your delegate or the contacts below (Download the full bulletin here). Amnesty International Australia Bulletin - 6 February 2019