NLC Restructure Update

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Dear Member, Thank you for your understanding over the weekend– we have been working hard behind the scenes to review the reports that went live at 5pm on Thursday and the information that we were given at meeting. You can access the reports at the following link:- https://mars.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/egenda/public/kab190.pl?meet=190&cmte=POR UNISON were called to 6 meetings yesterday, 4 of which took place at the same time. The subject of these meetings were twofold; firstly to advise on Council ambitions for growth and secondly to confirm that restructures passed by Council committee earlier this year were in their final stages and what form this would take. The headline figures in terms of job losses is as follows:- Total Posts Deleted 110.95 (Full Time Equivalent Staff) Total Posts Created 93.24 (FTE) Total Post Reduction 17.71 (FTE) All jobs lost will be dealt with by deleting vacancies, offering voluntary severance, or by redeployment. There will be no compulsory redundancies. There were no proposals tabled that would reduce anyone’s grading. There were various changes announced including the transfer of First Stop Shops and the Contact Centre to Enterprise and Housing, and changes to the way that managerial structures will work going forward. There are a number of areas in which new posts will be created, notably an expansion of Early Years, new posts to support the Council’s Digitisation agenda (from which they expect to save £600,000 next year), and in a new house building programme. Ultimately, these proposals were not linked to any future budget cuts. We expect to be briefed on these in the coming weeks and will ensure that all members are informed and consulted on any proposals that may affect them. Some jobs will be redesigned, and the people affected will have already been informed by their manager. If this applies to you, you can contact your local steward or the branch office for advice. Marie Quigley Branch Secretary UNISON North Lanarkshire 01698...

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NLC Budget Savings Update

Posted by on Dec 7, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Dear Members As you may know, UNISON representatives were invited to a series of meetings this morning (7th) to be briefed on proposals that are going for Council approval on 13th December. The information we received was focused on the 3rd phase of Council restructuring and did not focus on any cuts that would be going forward to the Councils budget meeting in February. To date we have not been given copies of the reports and as such we would ask that you give us some time to properly digest what we were told this morning and to corroborate it with the contents of the  reports when they are released tonight. We understand that staff will be briefed this afternoon and would ask that any specific concerns be directed to your local UNISON steward in the meantime. We will be in contact in due...

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