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Items
No. Item

9.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Parr and Spencer.

10.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 28 May 2013. pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.

 

11.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None.

12.

Borough Safety Officer's Annual Report 2013/13 pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Report of the Borough Safety Officer

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Borough Safety Officer presented the Annual Borough Safety Report for 2012/13, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, providing information on work carried out over the course of the year, including safety training and audits.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the information.

13.

Consultation on the introduction of Substance Misuse Policy. pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Organisational Development

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Organisational Development, introduced the report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, outlining the Council’s proposed Substance Misuse Policy. The Service Manager highlighted the Policy’s emphasis on the support and management of staff members with known substance misuse issues, but also the important of a substance misuse policy to ensure the safety of employees and members of the public.

 

At the request of Unison representatives, the Service Manager, Organisational Development agreed that he would further investigate any requirements for written agreement to be sought from employees prior to testing.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To recommend the policy draft to the Appointments and Conditions of Service Committee to authorise the formal adoption of a final policy on behalf of the Council.

14.

Proposal for minor revisions to the constitution of the Joint Consultative and Safety Committee (JCSC) pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Report of the Service Manager, Organisational Development

Minutes:

On behalf of Unison, Gill Morley outlined the changes to the constitution of the Committee contained within the report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, and stressed that the small amendments would bring the constitution up to date and in line with the current purpose of the Committee.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the amendments to the constitution of Committee, as contained in policy draft provided to Committee.

 

Councillor Ainley left the meeting and Councillor Bailey took the Chair.

15.

Sickness Absence pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Current issues, focusing on:

i. Current trend analysis (Report of the Chief Executive and the Service Manager, Organisation Development)
ii. Current points of particular interest (verbal report)

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Organisational Development, presented the report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, highlighting the low levels of sickness absence through June and the reduction of long term sickness, showing the Council’s recent achievements in managing sickness absence.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the information.

16.

Staffing Issues

Verbal Report of the Chief Executive/Service Manager, Organisational Development focusing on:

i. Awards and recognition
ii. Forthcoming events
iii. Employee relations
iv. Other issues of current relevance/ interest

Minutes:

The Chief Executive provided a verbal report to Committee on current staffing issues, particularly the findings of a recent staff survey (a report detailing which will be brought to Committee in due course) and the Council’s recent shortlisting for 4 awards from the Association of Public Sector Excellence. The Chief Executive also made Members aware of a meeting that he had attended with Unison representatives regarding the implications of the recent Government Spending Review on the Council.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the information.

17.

Minor changes to Establishment agreed by Chair and trade unions outside formal full JCSC process. pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Report of the Service Managers, Organisational Development.

Minutes:

The Service Manager, Organisational Development presented an item for information regarding changes to the staffing structure of Bonington Theatre as agreed in consultation with the Chair and union representatives.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the information.

18.

Any other item which the Chairman considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

 


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