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Birmingham Archaeology redundancies
#1
Here in Worcestershire we heard this week that ALL Birmingham Archaeology staff have been handed their redundancy notices, and that they are now in the consultation period.
Hal Dalwood

Dexter Dalwood to win Turner Prize!
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#2
http://www.rosetta.bham.ac.uk/Issue_01/Buteux.htm


about 10 mifas in this "unit" http://www.barch.bham.ac.uk/staff/atoz.html
Reason: your past is my past
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#3
no one else got anything to say on this thread? No?

Perhaps someone from B'ham?
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#4
I expect they'd all be out down the pub commiserating.

It's sad. Birmingham was very very first unit straight out of Uni, and I've always been grateful to them for giving me my first digging job and helping me get a foot in the door. I hope they can find work somewhere - the vast majority of people there were always fantastic archaeologists.
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#5
It would be good to know more... as I have jsut got back from site.. I will ask more on Monday... bad news... and did anyone see it coming? What the hells going on?Sad!
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#6
From various friends of friends posts on Facebook I think its been expected for some time
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#7
Dirty Boy Wrote:I expect they'd all be out down the pub commiserating.

It's sad. Birmingham was very very first unit straight out of Uni, and I've always been grateful to them for giving me my first digging job and helping me get a foot in the door. I hope they can find work somewhere - the vast majority of people there were always fantastic archaeologists.

Ditto for me - BA gave me a work placement, then a few months digging for the summer, my very first digging job. Very sad to hear about this.
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#8
It is bad news i met some guys from Brum the other day at a conferance, not that i ask but it never came up
Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been.
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#9
No more on the whys and wherefores of this? Or are we still all too busy writing silly little haiku, drinking in imaginary bars and slating anyone who's ever stopped to think about why we do what we do? :face-huh:
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#10
Usually in local government if you're in the consultation period you won't have been given notice - just informed that redundancies are looming. The consultation period is there for the managers to decide (together with the unions) how they're going to proceed, and then once they have the selection prcedure set up, to make the decisions. Not sure if this situation is the same, but even if all staff have been sent letters that may not mean that all staff are going to lose their jobs. So there may be some hope. The last time I was in such a situation, all field staff were told they were at risk and about half went.
You can always tell a Brummie... but you can't tell him much
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