Remember Enhanced Voluntary Redundancy (EVR) and Other Broken Promises?

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Conference
2019 Police & Justice Service Group Conference
Date
23 May 2019
Decision
Carried

During Transforming Rehabilitation (TR1) UNISON worked extremely hard to protect staff during the split and staff transfer.

We managed to secure a staff transfer agreement to ensure additional protections to the staff transfer scheme and an Enhanced Voluntary Redundancy scheme to remunerate staff who were asked to leave the Probation Service.

We are now facing Strengthening Probation (TR2).

UNISON has worked hard to secure training opportunities within the Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs).

UNISON has worked hard with the CRCs to progress and promote staff in to new innovative roles.

We need to ensure that our loyal, hardworking and long suffering staff are protected in round 2 of this failed debacle.

Conference calls upon the Service Group Executive (SGE) to work with the relevant bodies to seek to negotiate a robust Staff Transfer and Protections Agreement.

Conference calls upon the SGE to work with the relevant bodies to seek to ensure that the previously agreed Enhanced Voluntary Redundancy Scheme is available and applies to all Staff involved in the Forthcoming Probation Restructure and Staff Transfers.

Conference calls upon the SGE to work with the relevant bodies to seek to ensure that staff are not stripped of their promotions and that staff engaged in training continue to be funded and supported.