Dear member, 22 September 2017
As you will be aware the consultative ballot on the pay
offer this year finished this week, the results were evenly split between yes
and no votes. The Branch Committee discussed the result and agreed that
it would be appropriate to re-run the ballot
to get a clearer remit. This will allow us to either go back to the
table and continue negotiations fully supported by members or accept the offer
to allow SEPA to gain Scottish Government approval of their pay remit.
What happens next?The
ballot will be sent back out to members within the next 2 weeks with a return
deadline of around the end of October. Clearer timescales will be given
when resource availability becomes more clear over the next week or so.
What we need you to do is, 1) make sure your membership
details are up to date, you can do that either by emailing me (Rebecca Noon), or do this
directly from the UNISON website. 2) VOTEand
encourage your fellow members to do the same.
If you have any questions please contact your local steward,
or the SEPA UNISON mailbox.
A copy of this message can be found on our website, www.sepaunison.org
, SEPA will also be issuing
a similar message to all staff.
Provision of a car at work - the SEPA 2012 car policy states:1.1
Pool Vehicles Pool vehicles are provided to
allow SEPA employees to undertake their official business without them having
to use their own private vehicle. No employee should use their own
private vehicle for business use unless:
If an employee is required to use
their own vehicle, authorisation must be obtained from their line manager prior
- Public transport is unsuitable for use
- A SEPA designated pool vehicle is not available for use
- A driver with a vehicle under the SEPA Leased Car
Scheme is not undertaking the same journey.
- Vehicle sharing is unavailable or unsuitable