Unions serve notice of Formal dispute as employer rejects pay claim

Napo, Unison and GMB/SCOOP have formally registered a dispute with KSS CRC over pay.

The genesis of the dispute is around the sub-standard nature of an intended general pay award and what we see as a failure by the employer to properly address pay parity issues across the two regions of the KSS CRC West (Former Working Links areas) and East (original Kent, Surrey and Sussex areas). Additionally we have said that the employer has not conducted itself within the terms of the relevant national collective bargaining agreements.

Unions seek the continuation of negotiations

Because of the nature of pay discussions the parties have agreed to not yet publish the written exchanges between us; but the unions have made it clear that in the absence of further discussions we will be doing so as part of our wider consultation with members.

Our message is that the employer should allow more time for a wide ranging discussion on current and longer-term pay for its workforce and show it is seriously committed to its stated intention to work constructively with the unions..

More information about the next meeting of the trade unions and our plans to consult with members will follow just as soon as they are available

Meanwhile …Join a union now!

In light of the foregoing, we again emphasize the importance of belonging to a trade union. Please share this bulletin with colleagues who may not be in a trade union.

The unions are campaigning for:

• Fair pay for all
• The reunification of all probation work
• An end to all privatisation
• A moratorium on formal action against staff caused by inept management and the operational failures identified in  previous HMI Probation reports (e.g. Gloucester and Devon, Dorset Cornwall)
• Restoration of effective collective bargaining across the extended KSS CRC
• Immediate action to reduce workload pressures
• Staff to be treated with dignity and respect.

Can you afford to leave the struggle to everyone else?

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