The branch will hold meetings with affected members in September to seek your views.
"UNISON continues to be involved at every stage of this process; within the Project Board Working Group and Sub Groups. UNISON is continuing to play the role of “critical friend”, pointing out alternatives to accepted ideas and emphasising the need on ongoing two way communication with all affected staff.
"We are aware that proposals are due to be heard by full Council in September with a view, if the proposals are accepted, to be implemented on 1st April 2018.
"UNISON continues to emphasise the view that, staff that may transfer should be protected as if they remained within the Council and that terms and conditions are protected long term. If the proposals go ahead, UNISON is seeking:
- trade union recognition for the three recognised trade unions: UNISON, GMB and Unite.
- that Scottish Joint Council (SJC) terms and conditions be recognised by the new employer
- that trade union be present on the Board of Governors, on a non voting basis, as advisors in line with current arrangements for the Integrated Joint Board (IJB) for Health & Social Care.
- that all employees of the proposed new board be treated equally, having the same pension, rights and terms and conditions.
"If you have any comments/queries, please do not hesistate to contact me.