Not having had a Tripartite meeting with CAPITA last week there was little in the way of an update related to that. However late last week we did receive the good news that the cash collection service would not be transferring to G4S and would remain with CAPITA. Although the details of how it will operate going forward still need a lot of work this is some reassurance for our members there.
In this weeks tripartite meeting CAPITA informed us they have now produced an updated “Principles of Suitable alternative employment and redeployment” protocol. This sets out what terms and conditions would apply to various types of Suitable redeployment or alternative redeployment that staff may accept. This will be released for consultation tomorrow along with a “Terms and Conditions Matrix”.
The T’s and C’s matrix sets out the policies CAPITA have no intention of changing, those that will have cosmetic changes, (e.g. changes in childcare voucher provider name), and more substantial changes. Although CAPITA have made it clear they do not intend to change any financial benefits of any of the polices GMB are opposed to any changes other than cosmetic and practical changes. These will be available to staff in scope from tomorrow and we would welcome your feedback on what you believe are key policies you are not prepared to change in any way.
This will form a main part of our discussions in the fortnightly GMB NSCSO meeting.
This week it will be held as follows:
12:30 – 13:30
NLBP Building 2
Training room 4
A lot of other issues going on especially nationally. I will attempt to summarise the key issues for a Friday eNews.
Peace and Progress
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