Redundancies at Birmingham Archaeology

It has recently emerged that large redundancies are to be implemented at Birmingham Archaeology, the contracting unit of The University of Birmingham.

Hal Dalwood, of Worcestershire County Council Archaeological Service, reported on BAJR Federation Forum that

..40 or so staff of Birmingham Archaeology were handed their redundancy notices early last week, and they were all invited to reapply for 13 posts. There is a consultation period with unions and staff so the numbers are not definitive. The biggest impact will be on the contracting side of the organisation, as opposed to VISTA and the environmental archaeology group …

An individual contacted The Rescue website to alert us to this threat. Rescue is awaiting further information to consider the steps we will be taking in supporting the staff of Birmingham Archaeology.

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