Cabinet Office Review of Facility Time

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2013 Water, Environment & Transport Service Group
21 February 2013

Under the Coallition Government workers in the public sector have faced attacks on their pay, pensions and working conditions on a scale unseen since the “Thatcher” years. Now the Cabinet Office is reviewing the amount of union facility time available in the Civil Service and Non-Government Agencies such as the Environment Agency.

The review is seen as an excuse for the Government to mount an attack on facility time in these bodies to seriously restrict the ability of our union to negotiate with our employer and properly represent our members. If they succeed in this aim the Government will undoubtedly take their attack on facility time to all other areas of the public sector. They cannot be allowed to succeed.

This Conference calls on our SGE to mount a full campaign to oppose any measures to reduce union facility time.