Michele Paduano, Union Representative, has told ITV News Central "there's absolutely no need" for staff to be made redundant.
Journalists working for the BBC in the Midlands have taken strike action in a dispute over compulsory redundancies.
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Gareth Morgan has been appointed, subject to being ratified by the Police and Crime Panel.
The incident happened at around 1.30pm on Saturday March 18 when the victim was walking her dog in Chaddesden Park, Derby.
The swan would not move off the carriageway and the northbound slip road at Junction 28 was closed for a short time.