Facility time

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2016 Water, Environment & Transport Service Group
1 March 2016
Carried as Amended

Conference, these are incredibly turbulent times in the public sector, especially those employers in the Water Environment and Transport Service Groups. Conference motions continue to reappear especially those of facility time, outsourcing and privatisation.

Conference the nature of the barriers facing disabled workers is so diverse and complex this can affect how disabled people are treated in reorganisations or when a service is privatised and without representatives having decent facility time to assist in their representation it increases pressure on those workers.

Conference, our activists in transport are raising concerns that this is happening in their employers and more and more facility time is being taken away, particularly as a result of outsourcing and privatisation.

We ask that the Water Environment and Transport Service Group work with National Disabled Members Committee to:

1. Consider what support can be given to members affected by reorganisation and or redundancy

2. Seek to ensure protection of facility time for representatives in employers