The branch is getting more news about how North Somerset Council intend to make £42 million worth of cuts. The indications are that they will be cutting terms and conditions and privatising services, but we will get more details on 1st December.
On Thursday the Branch Secretary met with members affected by the transfer of the Museum to Weston Town Council. Many of our members are currently affected by forthcoming transfers to new employers - Winter Gardens, Playhouse, Tourist Information Centre, Churchill and Wyvern Sports Centres, as well as Wyvern School which will become an Academy in May 2011.
We will be taking advice on balloting those members directly affected by the reduction to enhancements - overtime, evening, weekend and bank holiday working, call out and standby payments.
Our members at NHS North Somerset, formerly the PCT, have just begun a consultation on moving to a Social Enterprise.
Members at NSHousing have been placed at risk of redundancy due to changes in the Supporting People Funding.