Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Colleagues You may remember that back in May we asked you to submit Freedom of Information (FOI) requests asking for your job evaluation documents, and to our knowledge over 200 of you did this. We did this for 2 reasons; 1 to get the information and 2 to put pressure on NLC as part of our campaign to have Equal Pay paid out. The Council raised this with us at the first (and only meeting so far due to the holiday period) meeting around settling equal pay to advise that they wanted our agreement to drop the FOI requests due to the amount of work that it causes. We advised that we couldn’t do this as each request belongs to the person who submitted it, not us. However, we did agree that the Council should write to everyone involved explaining the following:- 1. That UNISON no longer require the information as we will be provided with everything we need as part of the talks. 2. That the Council will provide the information to you if you write back to advise that you want it for your own records. The Council have contacted me today to advise that they will be issuing the letter along with your schedules today and tomorrow and I agreed that I would post this via the website and Facebook page to let you know that the letter is “above board” and agreeable to us. So to summarise, we no longer need all of you to insist on the information being provided, but if you require the information for your own records please write in response to the Councils letter asking them to provide it. Hope this is clear colleagues. John...

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Branch Office Reduced Staffing

Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Colleagues Due to circumstances beyond our control the branch office will be running with reduced staffing for the next month or so. This means that you may need to leave a message on our answering service for someone to call you back, or that your e-mail takes slightly longer to be answered than usual. Any contact you make directly to your local stewards will be unaffected. Please bear with us during this time. Thank you for your understanding. John...

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UNISON Ballot Result – North Lanarkshire Council Pay & Grading and Term Time Calculator

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Colleagues The result of our ballot has been confirmed by the Electoral Reform Service:- Do you accept the new Pay and Grading model and Term Time Calculator proposed by North Lanarkshire Council? Yes – 83.45% No – 16.54 Ineligible returns – 0.01% In light of the above we have written to the Council to confirm our members acceptance. We now await NLC confirming the overall position from all three trade unions. I will keep you all up to date on the next steps. John...

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UNISON – Result of National Pay Ballot

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Colleagues As you may know the ballot on pay closed yesterday with members voting by 65% to 35% in favour of moving to a formal industrial action ballot in support of an improved offer. In light of the result it has now been agreed to progress with the preparatory work for an industrial action ballot. I will keep you all informed as things develop. John Mooney

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