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So yesterday we had meeting 17 with the council since the beginning of December last year. And what a car crash it was. As I have mentioned several times before the council has called these “negotiations” but we’ve negotiated nothing, just discussed process hopefully leading to negotiations. Even that now looks increasingly unlikelyRead More
So we’ve had meeting 15 with the council team. Carole Forrest is back in charge and the same old problems return.Read More
A4ES ISSUES NEARLY 3000 NEW CLAIMS VS CORDIA
As folk who’ve been following my posts and the A4ES videos will know a new issue arose with GCC and CORDIA over holiday pay. The council disputed that there was a valid holiday pay claim but suddenly announced it was making a one off, un agreed, payment which it claimed was Back holiday money.Read More
In a nutshell this appears to be because UNISON think Robert Andersons promises were good enough. This is entirely a union matter and something they had every right to do. But as they chose not to consider discussing it in the claimant group I’m entitled to express my opinion, and I don’t think it’s helpful. I think they’ve jumped the gun.Read More
Strange events this week. As you know the claimant group consists of A4ES UNISON and GMB. It does not include UNITE. indeed unite has virtually no involvement in the claims at all. They have very few claims at all, and even those tiny number of claims they basically passed to solicitors and ignored them. They have not attended any of the tribunals, just travelling on the coat tails of whoever Thompsons solicitors were representing at the time.Read More
As you probably know UNISON and soon GMB will be conducting consultative ballots on possible strike action or action short of a strike.
These are NOT strike ballots. They are to test the level of support for such action. Whenever I post on here folk jump in and call for a strike. Do they speak for the majority or are the lone but load voices? This is how we find out.Read More
Meeting 10 with the council was a much more positive affair than the last few meetings. It seems that the first signs of spring have managed to thaw the chilly attitude of the officers, at least a little. For once we didn’t spend 2 hours on the minutes.
The council agreed that there were only 2 items. Our proposal to resolve matters and their threatened imposition of an interim payment.Read More
I want to say a personal big Thank You for what you did for us carers, for one, my Equal Pay set me up for life. I retired from the Care Home at 60, if it wasnt for you fighting for us my retirement would have been miserable in monatary terms. No one I know who went wih other firms got the amount we did, I did however make a massive mistake when it came to Pensionable Pay, I opted for no Pensionable Pay and lost out on thousands but hey ho nothing I could do about that I still got money that I've never seen in my life before. I wish you and your family a healthy happy life and THANK YOU again for fighting our corner and giving me a wonderful retirement.