Monday, 10 October 2016

North Lanarkshire Update

A reader from North Lanarkshire have been in touch to ask if the following Facebook post from the local Unison branch, means that all Council employees are about to receive their backpay from the late-running job evaluation (JE) review.

*Home Support*

 Final back pay settlements 

UNISON and THOMPSONS are in the process of finishing the final settlement letters, which will be sent out in due course. 

Thank you for your patience

Well the honest answer is that I don't know, but I do think it would be outrageous if North Lanarkshire Council treated one group of employees more favourably than another.

The same discussions have been taking place with A4ES for weeks on end and NLC seems to be making commitments which senior officials don't keep.

I note as well that the Unison Facebook post does not mention a specific date, so who knows what's really going on at Council HQ in Motherwell.

All the Council has to do to end this frustration and anxiety is to confirm an early date for the process to be completed which is not exactly asking a lot, especially as senior officials have had months and months to prepare for an event that should have ended in December 2015.

So unlike Unison, I don't agree that people should be patient - because they've been waiting far too long already.