UNISON have had 3 member meetings around the changes proposed to the terms and conditions.
As a result we would like the following points to be discussed :
The board at Magenta Living are looking to take a balanced approach to savings they have to make. The board have taken into account some favourable under spend, but still will need a program of cuts over the next 4 years.
Whilst one off initially savings will be taken into account, business reviews, fit for future reviews and changes to revenue expenditure will all be undertaken to meet initially cuts as well as loss of revenue from year 5 onwards.
Staff have been asked to declare an interest if they would like to leave the company under a VS scheme not just in year 1 but in future years.
Magenta stewards await details of proposals in how the organisation intends to meet the shortfall of approximately £24m over the next 5 years.
Management have looked at work streams across all areas and at every expenditure line. They are waiting for a steer from the board as to which avenue they will support. Further details should be available after the board meeting on 15 September.
Management will suggest to the board that any savings are undertaken in a measured way.
Magenta have already served notice on the council that they will not be renewing the service level agreement for Community Patrol, this is likely to save £165 000 per year.
Our new Branch Secretary, Paddy Cleary has met with Magenta Living’s Chief Executive, Brian Simpson. It seems likely that the company will lose at least £24.6m over a 4 year period and Paddy has asked that UNISON have an involvement in any decisions from an early stage.
If members have any issues or are concerned about any proposed changes in their section we would ask that you contact your workplace steward in the first instance. As soon as any information is received from management, workplace meetings will take place. The Branch also intend to produce Magenta only information / newsletters for members.