Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"In-house Option" ballot results

Big decision on the Environmental Services strand of the ABM-programme tomorrow ... as regular readers will be aware, our preferred option is to keep these specific public services in-house.

And following on from the recent constructive response, received from the Trade Unions, in relation to the proposed Public Sector Comparator (PSC) [in-house] option, the relevant workforce members were formally balloted on their intentions.

Results, as received tonight, are very positive:
  • 70% response rate
  • with 94% of those voting in support of the PSC changes

If the Council now backs the PSC option tomorrow, then management AND Trade Unions will have an obligation to get the in-house implementation right.

With a bit of good-will on all sides, I'm confident it can be done.

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