Your UNISON Officers and Reps have received a number of questions from members about the planned implementation of a new ‘behaviours framework’ within Coventry City Council. This framework is being heavily promoted. Many staff will have attended briefing sessions with senior managers and HR representatives. Some members are concerned that the new framework has been implemented without prior consultation with them. They feel there has been little discussion about how the framework may change current processes and agreements. The proposals have wide ranging implications for colleagues, the way we are managed, the way we are assessed and the processes involved.
UNISON have been informed that HR want to implement this new framework but we have not yet agreed to it. We wish to make this clear because some of our members have reported that it was implied in briefing sessions that UNISON were in support and had no concerns. We are happy to discuss the proposals further with management but want your input and views before we do that.
UNISON also remains seriously concerned that the Council need to work on the Equality Policy that affects all workers. We need to engender dignity and respect for each other in the Workplace, that comes from the management down. There needs to be a framework for training on Equalities, not an hour session, where you cannot begin to discuss and learn about its impact in the workplace and on each other. We want to see a kinder, more tolerant workplace, that respects each person whomsoever you are.
Please let us know your views by email to email@example.com, or by speaking to your UNISON rep. In the meantime, if you are asked to participate in the new framework in any way and have concerns please let us know. We will make sure we give you assistance where needed.
Coventry City UNISON
YOUR UNION – DON’T MISS HAVING YOUR SAY!
Coventry City Unison branch urges all our members and supporters to think about getting more active in the union and considering who you want to represent you in the coming months.
Please note the following dates in your diary:
Monday 30th November – Nominations formally open for all branch officer posts (including workplace reps of all descriptions) and requests for motions to AGM. This year one Corporate reps – 1 posts (currently Sarah Feeney) and two Convenor posts (currently Chris Burrow, George Sands) are open for nominations and elections.
Wednesday 14th December – Closing date for nominations. Planning Meeting to arrange any ballots.
Wednesday 4th January – Agendas and papers to be posted to each member, including ballot papers as necessary. Please make sure you get your copy.
Wed 17th February – Deadline for motions intended for AGM & National Delegate Conference to be considered by Branch Secretary & Chair.
Friday 19th February – Closing date for contested post votes. Allowing time for any challenges.
FRIDAY 4TH MARCH, 6PM – AGM
EGO, Cook Street, Coventry, CV1 1JN
WE NEED YOU TO BE A WORKPLACE REP –
PHONE 02476 550829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org TO FIND OUT MORE…
Download a Nomination Form for Workplace Rep (Steward) – Rep Nomination
Download a Nomination For for a Branch Officer Position – Nomination – BRANCH OFFICER
Download a Nomination For a Convenor Position – Nomination – CONVENOR
On 16 December, The Coventry City Branch of UNISON will be moving offices to the Koco Community Resource Centre in Spon End.
Measures to minimise disruption have been put in place, however, you may find some difficulties in getting in touch during this period.
If you do experience problems and need to contact UNISON, you are advised to call either the UNISON direct Helpline on 08000 857 857 or contact the office by e-mail at email@example.com.
The branch phone numbers and e-mail addresses will remain the same following the move.
UNISON would like to thank everyone for their patience during the move.