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SINGLE STATUS –Update

As you will now know, the outcome of the ballot regarding the proposals was a significant majority in favour of acceptance.  The Collective Agreement was signed on Monday 19th November.

 

Job Evaluations

 

There are still a number of Job Evaluations to be carried out, as well as a large number of appeals.  These are not affected by the signing of the Agreement, which is an Agreement in general terms, not related to individual cases.  If you wish to appeal then please follow the steps below. 

 

Please note that appeals are being arranged in order of priority, with the highest priority given to those who have been downgraded.

 

Back Pay

 

Letters are being sent out from HR to all those who have been upgraded within the Single Status process.  They will be asked to contact HR and book a time to attend Taberner House to receive their back pay.  They will have to sign a COT3 agreement, whereby they give up their right to make further Equal Pay claims. 

 

The first Signing Days will be 17th and 18th December.  Letters have been sent out to 197 members of staff inviting them to attend.     People will be seen in batches of 20 and trade unions reps will be on hand to offer advice if needed.

 

There will be further Signing Days but these have yet to be arranged.

 

IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A LETTER INVITING YOU TO ATTEND A SIGNING DAY, WE WOULD URGE YOU TO RESPOND.  IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO YOU COULD BE IN DANGER OF NOT RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT.

 

Protection

 

All those who are downgraded will be protected until April 2008.  As this is from April 2007 and on a “mark time” basis, they won’t receive the 2007 pay award but will receive the 2008 pay award.

JOB EVALUATIONS – APPEALS

The vast majority of jobs have now been evaluated but there are still a number to be completed.  If you have had your job evaluated and you are not happy with the outcome you should appeal. 

 

How do you appeal?

 

Step 1 

 

On receipt of your letter from HR you have 28 days to appeal.  Your letter should contain your scores however if not you will need to ask for a copy.  You should request this from the Single Status Team on:

 

Helpdesk: 0208 667 8388

Email: single.status@croydon.gov.uk

Address to write to: Single Status, 8th Floor, Taberner House, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 3JS

 

Step 2

 

You need an appeal form which is on the intranet (hidden deeply within the Single status information) or from our website here.  You will also need a copy of the conventions, also obtainable from the intranet or from our website.

 

Step 3

 

You will need to identify the areas you wish to challenge (i.e. the area in which you feel you should have scored higher) and write down why you feel you should have scored more.

 

Step 4

 

You should complete the Appeal Form (please bear in mind that your line manager is required to sign this) and a covering letter and submit it to the Single Status Team.  You may wish to deliver this in person to the address above.  If you require assistance to complete the form you should contact your local Steward (details can be found on our Branch Directory).  If you don’t have a local Steward then you should contact your Departmental Convenor (details below).

 

Once your letter has been submitted an Appeals Panel will be convened to consider your submission.  Contrary to our initial expectations you won’t be automatically invited to this meeting although you may be requested to attend if the panel require clarification.  You will then be informed of the decision.

 

Contacts – Departmental Convenors

 

If you require any further information please call your departmental lead:

 

Anna Raghunanan

ECPP 

xtn 61115

Iteen Stephens

Finance & Resources

xtn 88336

Eleanor Tracey

Social Services

xtn 62167

James Young

Housing

xtn 62673

Malcolm Campbell 

Policy & Corporate Services

xtn 65435

Laurie Pocock

Planning & Transportation

xtn 62648

Mervyn D’Cruze

CYPL (Education)

xtn 65435

 

Or the Branch Office on 8760 5435 or 65435 at Taberner House.

 

 

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