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SINGLE STATUS - Update by Branch Secretary, Malcolm Campbell

 

NEXT SIGNING DAY Ė 4TH OCTOBER 2008

 

We were originally told the next Signing Days would be in September.This then changed to 10th and 11th October, then to 4th and 10th October, and finally weíve now been told there will be only one Signing Day on 4th October.There will have to be a further Signing Day, which is provisionally planned for early November.

 

Letters inviting people to the Signing Day on 4th October are being sent out on 19th September.

 

OUTSTANDING ISSUES

 

Some time ago the Trade Union Side requested a meeting to discuss the large number of outstanding issues for individuals regarding Single Status.

 

I understood that this meeting was due to take place on 26th August.However, this didnít happen.

 

There was then a meeting arranged for 16th September.I again understood that we would be discussing the outstanding issues, but this again was not the case.

 

At this meeting I did forcefully emphasise that we needed a meeting urgently given the impending Signing Day.We eventually did meet on Thursday 25th September to consider the outstanding issues.However, there were so many individual cases to consider that we agreed to submit those involving non-schools staff to the appropriate Departmental HR Manager.

 

These outstanding issues wonít be resolved in time for the individuals concerned to be invited to the next Signing Day (see above).Iíve expressed my disappointment and anger at this!

 

If you are leaving, or changing jobs within the Council, you should ensure that you let us know - This is so we can advise you on what steps you need to take to safeguard any back pay you may be owed following the implementation of Single Status

JOB EVALUATIONS Ė APPEALS

The vast majority of jobs have now been evaluated but there are still some 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 donít 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 wonít 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 Ė 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 DíCruze

CYPL (Education)

xtn 65435

 

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

 

 

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