Following the Trust’s message ‘Trade Union discussions’ sent out to all staff this afternoon (23rd November), we felt it was important to publicly respond.
We have a meeting planned with the Trust and ACAS on 4th December to discuss recognition and it is encouraging that the Trust has publicly stated they wish to continue to voluntary recognise UNISON.
It was concerning when the Trust gave us notice on our existing recognition agreement. In our experience that is not conducive to improving partnership working, especially when the Trust is also looking to commence large scale change management (ARP). We rightly raised concerns after members got in touch about changes which were being imposed and had not gone through any consultation or change management process. Continue reading