LRD Booklets December 2016

Performance management and capability procedures - a guide for union reps and negotiators


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Introduction

Introduction
 [pages 3-4] (316 words)

Punitive and dysfunctional performance management systems and capability processes top the workplace agenda for a growing number of union reps. Low ...
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Chapter 1

1. Performance management – the challenge for union reps
 [ch 1: page 5] (235 words)

Many trade unionists in both the public and the private sector share the view of leading academic Professor Phil Taylor of the University of ...
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Context
 [ch 1: pages 5-10] (2,089 words)

Forced ranking or distribution
 [ch 1: pages 10-13] (1,479 words)

Line management bias and favouritism
 [ch 1: pages 13-14] (343 words)

Discrimination
 [ch 1: pages 14-15] (517 words)

Inappropriate measurement criteria
 [ch 1: pages 15-18] (1,322 words)

Cost and expense
 [ch 1: page 18] (157 words)

Psychological consequences
 [ch 1: pages 18-19] (509 words)

The European perspective
 [ch 1: pages 20-21] (464 words)

More information [ch 1: page 21] (153 words)

Chapter 2

2. Union campaigning in the civil service
 [ch 2: pages 22-23] (787 words)

This chapter looks at the main organising strategies used by civil service unions in their ongoing, very effective campaign against a punitive ...
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The civil service PM system – key elements
 [ch 2: pages 23-24] (244 words)

Union support for individual members
 [ch 2: page 24] (132 words)

Negative psychological impact of PM
 [ch 2: pages 24-26] (898 words)

Unlawful discrimination
 [ch 2: pages 26-27] (364 words)

National-level campaign tools and strategies
 [ch 2: page 27] (206 words)

Case study – Campaigning in the Home Office (HO)
 [ch 2: pages 27-29] (812 words)

Case study – The Valuation Office Agency pilot scheme
 [ch 2: pages 29-31] (971 words)

Strike action at the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
 [ch 2: page31] (132 words)

Scotland
 [ch 2: page 32] (147 words)

Chapter 3

3. Performance management and pay in the teaching profession
 [ch 3: pages 33-36] (1,605 words)

This chapter looks at the impact of performance management and the linking of performance to pay in the teaching profession, and at union campaigning ...
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Discriminatory outcomes
 [ch 3: pages 36-38] (776 words)

Observation
 [ch 3: pages 38-39] (259 words)

Supporting individual members
 [ch 3: page 39] (259 words)

Union campaigning
 [ch 3: pages 39-40] (312 words)

Chapter 4

4. Higher education
 [ch 4: pages 41-43] (1,117 words)

In 2015-16, the Newcastle branch of the University and College Union (UCU) ran a successful campaign against a new performance management scheme to ...
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Chapter 5

5. Supporting members during the appraisal process
 [ch 5: pages 44-46] (1,154 words)

Earlier chapters of this booklet have focused on examples of collective action to campaign against punitive performance management (PM) systems. This ...
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Chapter 6

6. Supporting a member in a formal capability procedure based on “poor performance”
 [ch 6: page 47] (144 words)

Reps’ caseloads are increasingly taken up with assisting members who face a formal capability procedure for poor performance, and are threatened ...
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The legal basis for dismissal – capability (unsatisfactory performance)
 [ch 6: pages 47-49] (1,201 words)

Some other substantial reason
 [ch 6: pages 49-50] (163 words)

Hidden age discrimination
 [ch 6: pages 50-51] (375 words)

Dismissal linked to qualifications
 [ch 6: page 51] (333 words)

Identifying the reason for dismissal
 [ch 6: pages 51-52] (76 words)

The employer’s duty to act reasonably
 [ch 6: page 52] (676 words)

Duty to follow a fair procedure
 [ch 6: pages 52-54] (732 words)

The Acas Code of Practice – Discipline and Grievance
 [ch 6: pages 54-56] (803 words)

Appeal
 [ch 6: page 56] (64 words)

Expired warnings
 [ch 6: pages 56-57] (71 words)

The right to be accompanied
 [ch 6: pages 57-58] (541 words)

Requests to reschedule due to illness, stress or depression
 [ch 6: pages 58-59] (535 words)

Checklist: possible lines of argument in a formal disciplinary performance hearing
 [ch 6: pages 60-62] (944 words)

The statutory duty to make reasonable adjustments
 [ch 6: pages 62-66] (1,430 words)

Discrimination “arising” from disability
 [ch 6: page 66] (293 words)

Performance appraisal, pregnancy and maternity
 [ch 6: page 67] (257 words)

Chapter 7

7. Collectivising disputes over performance management
 [ch 7: pages 68-69] (621 words)

Punitive performance management (PM) systems are a major issue for union members. The challenge is how to collectivise this issue, so as to secure ...
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Consulting with members and non-members
 [ch 7: page 69] (205 words)

Collecting hard data
 [ch 7: pages 69-70] (146 words)

Using statutory information rights
 [ch 7: pages 70-71] (377 words)

Using the safety committee
 [ch 7: page 71] (285 words)

Using the Public Sector Equality Duty
 [ch 7: page 72] (185 words)

Freedom of information requests
 [ch 7: page 72] (67 words)

Campaign methods
 [ch 7: pages 72-73] (336 words)

Strategic litigation
 [ch 7: pages 73-75] (671 words)

Further information

Further information
 [pages 76-78] (822 words)

Copies of relevant laws and regulations can be obtained online at: www.legislation.gov.uk.
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