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TRAFFORD METROPOLITAN TRUMPET THE NEWSLETTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE WORKERS IN TRAFFORD February 2008 No. 60 Branch Office: Unit 2A, Warwick House, 17 Warwick Road, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0QQ. Tel: 0161 877 9840 Fax: 0161 877 4821 email: email@example.com website: www.traffordmet.unison.org.uk Where is PARIS again? PARIS PROJECT UPDATE The increasingly any comments lengthy saga of you make now Trafford’s Job could support Evaluation your case. Trafford Leisure Trust 2 exercise starts with news of Schools Remodelling 2 Mid January will a n o t h e r see the start of Trafford Housing 2 lengthening of Trust the Moderation the deadline for exercise, when Equal Pay Update 3 implementation. all job overviews Ban Bullying 4 The new w i l l b e North & South 4 deadline is now the end of moderated by a panel consisting of December 2008 which we believe is two management representatives Young Members 5 a more realistic deadline given the and two from the unions. AGM 5 amount of work Trafford still have to Fat Cat 6 complete. This will of course place a heavy workload on the branch, Trafford Quality of Working 6 Life Project Beginning in mid-December job have recognized this and Paul overviews were sent out to post McDermott (who covered for the Take a Break 7 h olde rs who h ad f illed in Branch Secretary during Joan’s Something 7 questionnaires. We would advise all recent absence) has been retained members who receive these to 2008 Conferences 8 on secondment until March. check them carefully and if there Branch Officers 9 are any points they don’t agree with January will also see the Pop the Question 10 or any responsibilities they consider continuation of Pay Modelling which have not been included please Lottery 11 will decide the final pay structure ensure they feed comments back to Trafford will use. Application Form 12 the Paris Team. UNISON will be involved in all If at the end of the process when negotiations on Pay Modelling and pay is known you wish to appeal, the final Pay Structure. …. When you’ve finished reading…. ….pass on this edition of Trumpet…. PAGE 2 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 Good News from the Leisure Trust - Awards Evening and Staff Bonus Staff at the Leisure Trust were delighted with the 0.5% bonus in their October pay packets. This was a thank you for all their hard-work which delivered a very good year financially for the Trust. February will see all staff invited to a special awards evening. Among the many awards to be presented will be ‘Best Team Player’ and ‘Most Impact on Young People’. To ensure that everyone will get the opportunity to attend the leisure centres will all close early on the day. Remodelling of the School Workforce — Pays off for Some UNISON recently published the results of their survey of non-teaching staff in schools to find out how they had been affected by school remodelling. The good news is that for the majority of members their jobs have become more varied and interesting; pay has increased to reflect increased responsibility; many staff have been promoted. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the experience of all of our members in schools. Many are still not getting paid for the job which they are actually undertaking, skills are only being rewarded at a lower level, split contracts are used for different parts of the day. Many staff are not given sufficient (or any) time for preparation and planning – two thirds of them are undertaking unpaid overtime just to get the job done. Trafford Housing Trust New Contract of Employment When staff moved across from Trafford MBC to Trafford Housing Trust under the TUPE agreement, UNISON strongly recommended that staff did not sign up to the new terms and conditions. However, it is now almost 3 years since the transfer and over that pe- riod of time the great majority of staff have signed over to the new con- tract and therefore UNISON feel that those remaining members may wish to take an individual decision regarding signing the new contract. Any members remaining on the TMBC terms and conditions wishing to discuss this issue, should contact their UNISON stewards - contact details in this issue of Trumpet. PAGE 3 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 Equal Pay Update Trafford Council has written to all those Equal Pay Claims. who signed a COT3 agreement to If you wish to make an equal pay claim explain that those agreements have now phone the Branch office to obtain an expired. That means that all those staff Eq ual Pay Case Form and a are now able to lodge equal pay claims. FREEPOST envelope. You need to The Council has also stated that they complete this to the best of your ability intend to make an additional payment to and return it. This applies to everyone those staff when it implements the new who is: pay structure in December 2008 in recognition of the delay from January 2008. a) in a work group wholly or mainly comprised The Council is being very careful not to describe of women or men, and not evenly balanced this payment as back pay. This is because they between the sexes and have made clear that they do not intend to award any back pay arising from the implementation of b) likely to find their work group has gained job evaluation and single status. This position ground in the job evaluation exercise compared has not been agreed by UNISON. Neither have to another job which is wholly or mainly done by we given any commitment that we will be the other sex and which has scored the same prepared to discuss back pay for this group of as theirs or less but which used to be paid more members in isolation from the needs and aspirations of all our members. We have noted You may also have a claim if your new score the Council’s intention and will review our stance under the Job Evaluation Scheme matches nearer the implementation date. another person’s who has been paid more over the years. UNISON remains committed to negotiating an acceptable single status deal which will reward There are very strict time limits for presenting all staff fairly and that will abolish historic unequal equal pay claims and each of the following acts pay. We remain committed to obtaining back pay will trigger the time limit: for members and to ensure that members who lose out are properly protected. a) If you leave your job (including retirement) It is important to stress that Unison has not b) If you change your job agreed to any deferment of the original timescale c) If you are promoted which envisaged Trafford implementing single D) If your employment is transferred to a status and equal pay by 1 April 2007. We remain different employer disappointed that the Council will not make that timescale. Neither have we agreed to the further Equal pay claims must be submitted to the delay to December 2008 Tribunal within 6 months less one day of the Those members who signed COT3 settlements above acts taking place. It is your will recall that UNISON was unable to responsibility to advise us of any of the above recommend the offer. The first reason was that actions so that we can diary the correct the sums offered were significantly lower than limitation period for your claim. If you fail to what members might expect to achieve if they provide us with this information it may result in brought an Equal Pay claim in the Employment your claim becoming time barred and as such it Tribunal. The Council’s offer was an will have no prospects of success. undervaluing of the true amount of a claim and UNISON has been in discussions with the UNISON did not recommend it. Those members Council and those talks continue. However, it is are now in the same position as members who clear that there are differences emerging in our did not sign and can now make a claim from a approach to the issues. current date. You may remember that some time ago we wrote Update and opportunity for to update you on the current situation with the questions on Paris and Equal Pay implementation of the Single Status Agreement at the AGM. and the possibility of UNISON members pursuing PAGE 4 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 NATIONAL ‘BAN BULLYING’ DAY 7 NOVEMBER 2007 Trafford MBC promoted the ‘Ban Bullying at Work’ campaign by showing a video of the Chief Executive, David McNulty, Leader of Council, Susan Williams, Senior HR Advisor Lisa Hannan and UNISON Chairman Paul McDer- mott each speaking out against Bullying. Additionally, there were display boards and posters on notice boards at Trafford Town Hall, Sale Waterside and Stretford Public Hall and other promotional handouts raising awareness about this serious issue. This is a nationally recognised problem within workplaces and regrettably there are still cases being referred to Trafford UNISON. Thankfully we have a very good working relationship with Trafford HR on trying to stamp out this problem. Quite often the perpetrator does not realise that their behaviour has crossed the line and it should also be noted that bullying isn’t exclusive to managers. We each need to look at ourselves and our behaviour towards col- leagues to make sure we treat everyone with dignity and respect. We will continue to raise awareness of this issue in the hope that we can stamp this out of all workplaces. NORTH & SOUTH A TALE OF TWO COLLEGES As from 1 September 2007, North Trafford College and South Trafford College were merged to form Trafford College but the two existing sites are retained. This is a very large undertaking and inevitably there will be some redundancies. The management initially re- quested for staff to ‘express an interest‘ in seeking voluntary redundancy. However, staff could only be allowed to leave from areas of work where there was a staffing surplus. At the time of writing, the draft of the structure for the new college has been issued along with most of the job descriptions. Applications for posts followed by interviews will take place over the next couple of months. Any UNISON member who has any concerns, should contact their local stewards Jackie Regan and Chris Mullineux who have already done an excellent job in keeping members informed, and arranged for UNISON’s Regional Officer, John Rhodes to give talks to members at each college in December 2007. International Officer 2007 has been my first year as International Officer, Officer and Unison activities in other countries. but what a fascinating and busy year! I have repre- sented the Branch at the following : A seminar where there were about 100 International Offi- cers from all over the country who attended. Speakers top- The National Delegate Conference which covered a ics included the Russian Health Workers Union, Rebuilding number of international issues including a speech the Unions in Sierra Leone after the civil war, the situation from Annie Geron, the Philippines Trades Union in Zimbabwe and modern forms of slavery & migration. Leader, Baroness Howells regarding the legacy of the Slave Trade and Ashok Sinha of Stop Climate Chaos. A Cuba Solidarity meeting where the guest speaker was American lawyer Leonard Weinglass who is representing A talk from 5 Colombian speakers who revealed how the Miami 5. Another speaker was Father Geoff Bottoms their human rights and the environment are affected who makes regular visits to the jailed Cubans. by ruthless oil corporations and how it is the most dangerous place in the world to be a trade union ac- I was pleased that so many people contacted me after my tivist. last Trumpet article. If anyone wants any information on an issue that is dear to them please contact me and I will pro- A training course for International Officers, which ex- vide it, where possible. plained the role and duties of the Branch International Teresa McNeil - International Officer PAGE 5 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 Quality of Working Life Project Trafford Council’s Quality of Working Life project has been underway for over 12 months. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of working life for everyone at Trafford, principally by asking staff what they need. Some of you will have re- ceived the questionnaire that was sent out last year and some of you will have been invited to attend focus group meetings. Focus groups have been well attended so far and the suggestions are being compiled into action plans for the services. A Council-wide action plan, so that lessons can be learned across the whole council, will be another outcome of the project. UNISON were glad to accept the invitation to be members of the Working Group for this project, but were very disappointed not to be invited onto the Steering Group. If the unions are to be truly involved then a place on the Steering Group would be es- sential. However, Trafford were not to be budged on this matter. After much de- bate (about whether or not UNISON should refuse, on principal, to participate in the Working Group) the Branch Committee has decided that our members will be best served if we maintain our input into the Working Group rather than have no involve- ment at all. In theory this means that we should have some influence on the project but without being specifically involved in the decision-making process. We shall just have to see how the situation develops and of course we will report on developments. All the members of the Branch Committee request the pleasure of your company at one of this year’s AGMs Tuesday 4th March, 5.15pm-6.45pm Council Chambers, Sale Waterside (free buffet from 5.00pm) Thursday 6th March, 12.15pm-1.45pm Room s 2 & 3, Trafford Town Hall (free buffet from 12.00pm) PAGE 6 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 Hello Cool Cats, I hope my mewsings have given food for thought where thought was needed and tickled fancy where fancy was in need of tickling and where feathers were ruffled, are now smoothed! Fat Cat certainly did the rounds of social events over the Christmas holiday and here we are at the start of a New Year which is, of course, a time for reflection and resolution (mewsing to me). No doubt every- one has resolved to make improvements personally and professionally! Fat Cat spent New Years Day curled up on the sofa nursing a hangover (laced milk is the very devil), and whilst ‘chewing on the left over bones of the Christmas bird’ mewsed that there is a lot of ‘management’ book reading going on out there. Of course self improvement is a good thing and new ways of working is always worth a try but I must also mews “is there anything new under the sun?” or “is it just down to packaging and budgeting?” There is a tendency to dress things up so well we lose sight of what’s left underneath. There is also a very worrying ten- dency to ask staff for their views on “how are we doing”? In reality your answer is not required, unless, of course your answer is that which the questioner wants to hear and not, ‘heaven forbid’ the truth, which they will swiftly admonish as being ‘negative’. Isn’t this called ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’ syndrome? ‘Paws for Thought’ - Budget cuts = Staff cuts = More work loads = FAT CAT’s Staff Stress = Increased Sickness = Reduced Service = Poor Customer Satisfaction. Of course this is packaged as being increased efficiencies Mewsings but methinks it’s ‘ the Emperor’s New Clothes’ again! I have mewsed, that there is a great need for a return to the world of The business of that little ol’ thing called INTEGRITY. Those lacking it will be asking “what exactly does integrity mean?” It means wholeness, UNISON soundness, uprightness and above all honesty. Some may still be strug- gling with this concept so, in a nutshell …. to treat others as you would cat with his have them treat you and should you be in a position to pass judgement on others, only do so if you yourself have INTEGRITY. ear to the Mewww, I was quite exhausted with all that cerebral stuff so thought it would be fun to end with some quotes from the great and good. ground! Winston Churchill on qualities required by a politician - “they must have the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year and to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn’t happen.” P.G. Wodehouse …. “The trouble with Cats is that they’ve got no tact” - very true my friend, very true. Happy Mew Year to you all! PAGE 7 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 Take a Break—It’ll do you good! Holidays are important for people's wellbeing -- but for many families on low incomes, a holiday is simply beyond reach, according to new research. The research -- sponsored by UNISON members receive help with a holiday or Welfare, the Family Holiday Association, get well break from UNISON's charity. the Family Fund and the Youth Hostel Association (England and Wales) -- The service, called wellbeing breaks, found that families cited the includes support for day trips and 'opportunity for fun and happy leisure outings. memories for children' and 'the chance to spend time together as a family' as "We know only too well about the the top benefits of their holiday. impact on family life and general health of long hours, difficult shift patterns and The researchers from the University of inflexible working conditions," says Nottingham identified a range of general secretary Dave Prentis. circumstances affecting low-income families -- money, health, disability, "So we recognise the value of holidays stress and neighbourhood problems -- and the need for low-income households which can be helped by a break from in particular to have more access to challenging circumstances and a fresh adequate leisure time and a break from perspective. the stresses of daily life." They concluded that holidays can open Please contact our Branch Welfare up new ways to live which can have a Officer for more information about lasting impact and cited the positive applying for a grant for a wellbeing- effect on issues such social exclusion break from UNISON Welfare Officer - and child poverty. Derrick Dickinson 0161 912 3568 or contact the branch office 0161 877 Every year, hundreds of UNISON 9840. Trafford Direct and Libraries to Merge The proposed merger has been underway since November. The management teams met with all staff who might be affected at 5 separate meetings followed by 6 workshops. This gave the staff an insight into the proposed new structure and how all the changes would be handled. Staff were also encouraged to send in ideas where they thought the procedures may be im- proved or to raise any queries . This merger is being brought about in an attempt to streamline services but also to make over- all budget savings of £450k. This will inevitably lead to some job losses but UNISON officials will endeavour to sup- port members throughout this process . PAGE 8 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 UNISON Conferences 2008 14th-16th February National Women’s Conference 8th-11th May Young Members’ Conference 15th-16th June Local Government Conference 17th-20th June National Delegate Conference 4th-5th July Labour Link Forum 14th-15th October Retired Members’ Conference 25th-27th October Disabled Members’ Conference 14th-16th November Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans- gender Member’s Conference If you would like to express an interest or find out more about attending any of these conferences then please contact the Branch office. firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 877 9840 PAGE 9 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 UNISON Stewards & Officers Need Help and Advice? Contact any of the following UNISON stewards and activists who should be able to help you. If you want to be a steward or even a work- place contact, phone us on 877 9840. Department/Section Name Position in Branch Tel No UNISON Branch Office Joan Beswick Branch Secretary 877 9840 UNISON Branch Office Tony Ward Assistant Branch Sec 877 9840 Grounds Maintenance Paul McDermott Assistant Branch Sec 877 9840 Carrington Depot Keith Bradshaw Meadowside Centre Scott Caplan 912 5951 Audit, Scrutiny and Governance Margaret Carroll Treasurer 912 1282 Learning Support Service Nina Chidgey 912 8256 Northenden Road Derrick Dickinson Welfare Officer 912 3568 Environment Chris Dooley 912 5515 Culture & Sport Denise Fahmy 912 1274 Connexions Jack Hartley 912 8600 Turn Moss Playing Fields Derek Hodges 07769 903292 Parking Services Norma Lockett 912 1388 Legal & Democratic Services Ben Kennedy LGBT & Young Members 912 4248 Planning & Building Control Derek Austin 912 3199 Planning Enforcement Geoff Hayes 912 1097 Community Safety Mo Mir 956 7851 Public Protection Teresa McNeil International Officer 912 4578 Finance Management Catriona Scott 912 4316 Mental Health Support Sandra Simister 07980 164826 Connexions Mike Smith 912 8622 Admin Buildings Jerry Wieczorek 07834 869716 Youth Offending Team Jenny Walker 911 8211 Public Protection Karen Whalley Women’s Officer 912 4922 Over 11’s Outreach Team Paul Whalley 748 6003 Home Care Frances Woods 077958 170999 Schools & Colleges Cloverlea Primary School Lesley Entwistle 980 4047 St Antony’s RC High School Sylvia Howie 911 8025 Gorse Hill Primary School Janet Kenyon-Land 865 1209 Stretford High School Astrid Loveland 912 4894 North Trafford College Chris Mullineux 886 7014 Stretford High School Jackie Murphy 912 4894 South Trafford College Jackie Regan 952 4854 Old Trafford Community School Tony Scandella 912 4218 Non-Council Employers Urmston Leisure Diana Burns 912 2960 Trafford Housing Trust Stephen Lynch 968 0206 Trafford Housing Trust Jan Ward 968 0132 Trafford Housing Trust—Urmston Karen Nicholson 968 0133 Trafford Housing Trust Richard Davis Black Members’ Officer 968 0053 Retired Members Peter Carlon 877 9840 PAGE 10 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 ‘Pop The Question’ is a regular item to be featured in Trumpet. Members may put their questions about any work or trades union related issue to an experienced UNISON Steward who will then respond in print. If you Q. My team leader holds occasional do have a question for publication, informal team meetings in our please send it to Derek Austin by e- mail on email@example.com workplace. Team members gather or alternatively by post to Derek, care around the manager’s workstation of the UNISON office. Please note where issues are debated. I have a that the questioner’s name will not be hearing impairment for which I published unless that Member indi- wear a digital hearing aid. I cates otherwise. often find it very difficult to follow the proceedings at team meetings as my manager speaks softly and Q. My wife’s parents live in Aus- quickly, as do some of the other tralia and she is hoping to team members. Is there any way in spend a month there on holi- which the meetings could be made day with them soon, leaving more inclusive? me to look after our four year old son. Am I entitled to paren- A. You might suggest to your team leader tal leave to enable me to do that future team meetings are held in a this? meeting room equipped with an induction loop system. Rooms equipped with such a A. Yes, provided your son does not turn system have a sign displayed on the door five years of age before your wife de- (and/or in the room itself), which shows an parts or during her holiday. Both the ear with two diagonal arrows radiating from it mother and and a letter ‘T’ alongside. A switch within the father of a child born after 15th Decem- room activates the loop system and users ber 1999 are entitled to up to 13 weeks need to switch their hearing aid to the ‘T’ of unpaid leave to look after them, up position. Most, if not all, of Trafford Council’s until the child’s fifth birthday. Employees meeting rooms have loop systems and the must have completed a minimum of one Council’s engineers are currently year’s service and may only take up to experimenting with state-of-the-art infra red four weeks unpaid leave in any one loop systems, which are an improvement year. This would cover you for your upon previously installed systems. Trafford wife’s trip, as long as the Council has a Disabled Workers Group and provisos mentioned in my first sentence your scribe, Derek Austin, is Access Officer do not apply. for the Group. Please contact me at the above e-mail address if you require further PAGE 11 T R U MP E T FEBRUARY 2008 LOTTERY WINNERS AUGUST G J Talmage 594 Barton Clough Primary School 1st Prize £128.52 2007 S J HIckey 716 Community Services West Area 1st Prize £128.52 D Statham 1143 Shawe Road Residential Home 2nd Prize £107.10 J Green 711 Ashton On Mersey School 3rd Prize £64.26 D Hennessey 159 Altrincham College of Arts 4th Prize £53.55 R Carroll 1190 Trafford Housing Trust 4th Prize £53.55 SEPTEMBER S Cook 820 Broomwood Primary School 1st Prize £127.32 2007 R Carroll 1128 Trafford Housing Trust 1st Prize £127.32 A Floodgate 403 Green Lane High School 2nd Prize £106.10 K McDonald 062 Housing Benefit 3rd Prize £63.66 D Hennessey 159 Altrincham College of Arts 4th Prize £53.05 J D Stott 375 Moorlands Junior School 4th Prize £53.05 OCTOBER G Johnson 227 Warden Services 1st Prize £126.24 2007 A R Kershaw 870 Policy Performance Team 1st Prize £126.24 A Burns 1023 Trafford General Hospital 2nd Prize £105.20 K Loboda 753 Anti-Social Behaviour Unit 3rd Prize £63.12 J Shore 304 Stretford High School 4th Prize £52.60 E Brookes 1124 Sale Grammar School 4th Prize £52.60 NOVEMBER S Hayden 180 Social Services 1st Prize £124.80 2007 A G Tyrie 918 Egerton School 1st Prize £124.80 P Pilgrim 047 Old Trafford Library 2nd Prize £104.00 N Barlow 343 Payroll Department 3rd Prize £62.40 B Bainbridge 738 Older Peoples Services 4th Prize £52.00 H Donnelly 790 Poplar Road Family Centre 4th Prize £52.00 (Winning cheques issued 14 Dec 2007) TRAFFORD STAFF LOTTERY APPLICATION FORM I wish to apply to join the Trafford Staff Lottery and agree to pay the following subscription each month/week* (Please tick relevant box below) Full Name………………………………………………………… One Number Two Numbers £1 per month £2 per month Place of Work…………………………………………………… 23p per week* 46p per week* Department…………………….………………………………… Telephone Number…………………….Payroll No……………… Authorisation for Deduction from Salary/Wages I hereby authorise the Director of Finance and Property of the Borough of Trafford or the Payroll Section responsible for my pay, to deduct the following sum from my salary/wages,* until further notice in writing by me, and forward this to the Treasurer of the Trafford Metropolitan UNISON Branch. 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