|Jock and Redders it`s not all about how long the service has been running, hobby HATO`s , legal protection, and pay.
It kicked off big time at our O/S the resident bully supervisor
started because things were not going his way and he thought he would take it out on his team effin and jeffin etc
One of the team took exception to this and amongst other things contacted his union rep and John Higgins.
Higgins and the rep were brilliant straight in and right up the chain within the HA,we as TO`s could not do this as quickly and robustly as the union suffice to say things were sorted within two days.
Should the supervisor try this again every thing is noted.
Perhaps Prospect are not taking us for granted after all the negative feedback they have had from the TO Service members. |
I am more than happy to pay £7.00 a month, the service my colleague received was excellent well done John Higgins
14 Oct 2007 03:20 pm
14 Oct 2007
|It may be of interest .................
I hear that Prospect represented a member of staff who was "sacked" at a recent hearing.
They won the case and it was found the person was unfairly dismissed.
No more details I'm afraid
Join a union any union BUT if you do.... BLOODY WELL SUPPORT IT and stop moaning.
|Prospect are excellent at supporting members who find themselves on the wrong end of disciplinary issues and also where bullying or harassment is alleged. They have also done a lot behind the scenes to improve our lot over the past 3 years, just it hasn't been advertised widely. They have had difficulties understanding the new service and dealing with the scattered locations, but this is improving. I was interested to read that some TOs are considering transferring to PCS, because I'm aware of operators who have moved or are considering moving to Prospect!||Haywain|
14 Oct 2007 10:51 pm
I am a serving Traffic Officer and would like to outline why I think a union is important to all on road staff. I am not a union rep or even 'activist', and whilst Prospect may not be the strongest of unions, it is currently the recognised union for On Road staff.
Why do we need a union ?Reasons for
Members at the Highway Agency are to discuss possible industrial action after management imposed a pay offer that was rejected by 615 to 105. Members at the Met Office rejected their offer by 608 to 179.
Responding to the results, Prospect Assistant General Secretary Dai Hudd said they were indicative of the growing sense of injustice felt by the union's 40,000 specialist members right across the public sector.
"These results underscore the message we are hearing repeatedly from our members in a wide spectrum of government departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies.
"But these are only the tip of the iceberg. The draconian 2% cap imposed by the Treasury and a host of delayed offers mean that less than one quarter of civil service pay bargaining units have even received an offer for 2006.
"This is against a backdrop of repeated proposals for contracting out, privatising and relocating public sector posts, often implemented with no workforce consultation