Food Standards Agency – Pay, Terms and Conditions

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2016 Local Government Service Group Conference
10 February 2016

Conference notes that our members employed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and its contractors are constantly under the threat of being deregulated out of employment. They continue to face bullying, harassment and attacks in the workplace, as well as erosion to their pay and benefits.

Conference also notes that the deregulators and industry lobbyists have significant resources to undermine our member’s terms and conditions by using the phrases: value for money, paying a market rate for official controls and risk-based inspection.

Conference calls upon the Service Group Executive to continue to defend our members’ terms and conditions, negotiated with the FSA and FSS and as an independent regulatory function by:-

1)Opposing privatisation and deregulation;

2)Continuing to increase our campaigning presence in the European Union (EU) to maintain and improve terms and conditions of our members;

3)Continuing to oppose bullying and harassment in the workplace;

4)Opposing animal welfare abuses;

5)Making UNISON national media and communication resources available to highlight our campaigns;

6)Opposing performance related pay;

7)Educating the public and policy makers.