Barnet UNISON: Barnet and Southgate College.
Local Claim: Pay, Workload, Anti-casualisation
The attached three-point claim is submitted on behalf of business support staff employed at Barnet and Southgate College.
This claim relates to issues of concern to UNISON members in Barnet and Southgate College and UNISON is seeking to reach a collective agreement with Barnet and Southgate College management.
UNISON seeks College agreement on measures related to:
- Pay 2020/21 and 2021/22
- Implement a significant percentage consolidated increase on all salary scales backdated to 01 August 2020 that represents a significant move towards the full restoration of college pay levels to where they would have been had the college pay kept pace with inflation since 2009.
- UNISON demand; for the academic year
- 2020/21, an additional 4% pay increment backdated to 01 August 2020.
- 2021/22, a 5% pay increment backdated to 01 August 2021.
- London Weighting allowance to be set at no less than £2,350 per annum.
- the expedited resolution and implementation of agreed strategies and actions to demonstratively reduce staff workload, which have been collectively devised in the current workload committee.
- the Risk/Impact Assessment of all new as well as changes to work practices.
- a radical change to systems, structures and processes to reduce repetitive and duplication of administrative duties.
- The completion and agreement of a College Stress Policy and staff survey.
UNISON demands that all staff who work for the college for over two years on a causal or fixed term contract are automatically converted to permanent fractional business support contracts, on a commensurate payscale.
Provision of specific facilities time
Undertaking effective negotiations concerning this claim will require a time commitment from UNISON representatives beyond their normal duties and responsibilities.
The claim therefore includes a call for agreement on a specific allocation of paid time for UNISON branch negotiators to participate fully in the negotiation process on behalf of the staff they represent.
UNISON Barnet and Southgate branch submits this claim as a matter for negotiation. This is a matter pertaining to the terms and conditions of business support staff at Barnet and Southgate. As such, we seek negotiations between representatives of the UNISON and College management alone.
We seek to conclude negotiations in a reasonable timescale with the objective of reaching agreement in time for implementation of an agreement in December 2021.
Implementation, monitoring and review
The provisions of any agreement should be disseminated in a manner that provides for uniform application across the College.
Managers should be provided with full relevant training on the provisions of any agreement. The terms of any agreement shall be reviewed jointly after 12 months.
UNISON Barnet and Southgate branch looks forward to negotiating with a view to reaching agreement on the matters contained within the above claim.
Christalla Tsattala – UNISON Senior Steward/Convenor
John Burgess – UNISON Barnet Branch Secretary
Tuesday 16 November 2021