UPDATE 17th October 2006
We last wrote to you prior to Aberdeenshire Council beginning
the consultation period on the Single Status proposals. At that
time we indicated UNISON would also consult with you on the proposals
in the last two weeks of October.
At a meeting of the Single Status Negotiating Team on Friday 13
October it was evident that the proposals were incomplete, that
is, some aspects were not clear and some changes needed to be made.
An example of this is the appeal procedure which is not yet finalised
UNISON believes more time is needed for negotiation on the final
aspects of the proposals. Therefore, we now intend to ballot our
members in mid November once we have the final proposal. Until that
time we will continue negotiating on your behalf and to pass on
all issues raised by our members to the Single Status team. Click
here to see UNISON's response to the Single Status consultation.
If your views are not included in this response let us know by emailing
We apologise for this delay in consulting you but it is necessary
so that we can continue to negotiate fully on your behalf.
We will contact you again in November.
Remember only trade union members will be able
to vote on this issue.