Update for members on pay talks (VI)
On Tuesday trade unions tabled demands for more consistency in the application of family-friendly arrangements across public services. Unions acknowledged that family-friendly policies – flexitime, term-time working, job-sharing etc –were working well in many parts of the public service but in other areas this is not the case.
Yesterday (Wednesday) management presented an early draft on some of the non-pay issues they tabled earlier. The union side also produced their drafts on a number of issues tabled so far.
Over the next few days amended drafts will move back and forth in an effort to reach an agreed text.
Date: Thursday, 1 June 17