STOP PRESS….The union in talks with Hampshire County Council

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL INAUGURAL TALKS WITH UNION

Due to union action and membership numbers Hampshire County Council is now recognising that the IWGB is a force to be reckoned with and have stated they are seeking to work with us.

Our track record in Hampshire speaks for its self. We have successfully supported members in allegations with great success, we have secured pay for members in allegations in unprecedented circumstances, we have initiated senior management into announcing that new thresholds must be met before knee jerk removal of children, we are working with them on a new behavioural management policy…a direct result of our work with members in allegations, including new meetings being held with FCW’s to minimise the unacceptable number of official allegations going forward. 

Our General Secretary Jason Moyer-Lee and Chair, Sarah Anderson met with HCC recently to engage in talks around collective bargaining. We all agreed that the way forward was for meaningful dialogue and to establish a working agreement as to how we can best represent our growing membership within HCC.  The IWGB wants to use this process to negotiate between the union and HCC with the aim of officially protecting pay, working conditions, health and safety, grievance mechanisms, protection and representation in disciplinary proceedings. 

 

HCC agreed to find a way forward and we will hold them to their word on us all working together, the next step is our General Secretary will be writing to the Assistant Director to outline details of a deal. 

We will be expecting other Local Authorities to follow suit.

Change is coming!