Single status appeals likely
"Surgeries" to be held
As new contracts are issued to council employees and single status
comes into force in Aberdeenshire, the Branch is bracing itself
for a high number of appeals by members.
The appeals procedure was negotiated by the trade unions and have
been sent out with contracts along with a form to register your
appeal. The appeals process will ensure that members who believe
they have been wrongly mapped will have an opportunity to have their
jobs re-evaluated using the 13 factors to make sure that they have
been scored correctly.
“Many staff are unhappy with their mapping and are likely to register
appeals,” said Inez Teece, Assistant Secretary. "At this stage
all you have to do is complete the council's pro forma and return
it to them by 30th Sept 2007." She reminded members to copy
their appeal registrations to the Branch as soon as they submit
them, with their membership no. on the back.
A number of appeals "surgeries" have been organised
across Aberdeenshire to give members the opportunity to come along
and ask branch officers any questions you may have as well as discussing
how to progress your case.
These are as follows:
Tues 28th August Red Lounge, Burnett Arms Hotel, BANCHORY
Wed 29th August Kintore Arms Hotel, INVERURIE
Thurs 30th August Station Hotel, FRASERBURGH
Friday 31st August Slains Room, Kirk Centre, ELLON
Wed 5th Sept Council Chambers, Arbuthnot House, PETERHEAD
Mon 10th Sept Marr Room, Woodhill House Annexe, ABERDEEN
Tues 11th Sept Town Hall, MACDUFF
Thurs 13th Sept Upper Townhall, STONEHAVEN
We will be pleased to see you at any of the events at a time that
suits you. If you are attending during working hours, please clear
this with your line manager.
Call for more stewards and contacts
“This is likely to be a busy time for the branch and we are
keen to find members willing to act as stewards and workplace contacts.
We will make sure that training and support are provided along with
time off for union duties,” said Bob Revie.