V has worked at Oxford Colleges International for over 17 years. She has trained most of her colleagues in teaching english as a second languge, and has written a number of revision resources and workbooks for students.
At the end of September, she was informed that at the beginning of next month she would be transferred to a new contract with reduced hours and pay. Her employer has repeatedly refused a consultation meeting with union representation present, and she has been forced to work under protest, on a contract she cannot afford to live on, being denied redundancy pay or proper payment for the 16 days of untaken holiday she had accurred.
We are now taking this case to employment tribunal on the following grounds:
- Illegally changing contract and employer without consultation, amounting to an unfair dismissal without redundancy pay.
- Illegally refusing a grievance complaint meeting with union representation present.
- Repeated failures to send pay over the past year, forcing V to accrue overdraft fees and causing significant financial distress.
While this case goes to employment tribunal, we are looking for funds to support V financially. Direct donations are welcome, or you can buy any one of the learning resources and colouring books on V’s etsy store , each of which will come with a signed thank you note from her.
Thank you for your support
V, and the TEFL Workers’ Union