Over the past few years UNISON has campaigned for changes to better support staff with disabilities in our Trust. You can read more about our campaign by following this link.
In November 2015 we discovered through casework that the Trust was no longer applying pay protection for staff with disabilities in need of redeployment and we challenged this change through our staff forums, eventually resulting in a grievance.
The grievance was recently upheld and it’s appreciated the Trust has made a commitment that pay protection will apply, with immediate effect, to staff in need of redeployment due to a disability, in keeping with the terms set out in our change management policy. This will also be reflected in our disability policy, as a joint chair change.
UNISON Branch Secretary