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Joint Consultative Board (Non-Teaching)
1 Sep 2021 - 15:00 to 16:00
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Documents

Agenda

Agenda
Notification
Membership Section
Standard Items
Representing APT&C Staff

M Ferguson (and 5 APT&C Staff)


Representing Manual Workers

Manual Spokesperson (and 4 Representatives of Manual Trade Unions)


Recording of Meeting

This meeting will be recorded for subsequent broadcast via the Council’s website. If you have any queries regarding this please contact Committee Services on 07534 058160. To find the recording please follow the link which will be attached to this agenda once the meeting has concluded. 

https://youtu.be/sisU_jG1DpM

Prior to the commencement of the meeting members were reminded that this meeting would be recorded and that the recording would be available to watch on the Council's website. 
Items Of Business
1 Appointment of Chairperson
It was proposed and agreed Councillor Steel chair the meeting.

DECIDED: That Councillor Steel chair the meeting.
 
2 Apologies
Apologies from members.
1
M Ferguson and S Hicks (both UNISON) and C O’Byrne, L Kilicaslan and C Laverty (all Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership).
3 Declarations of Interest
Members are asked to declare an interest in any item(s) on the agenda and to provide a brief explanation of the nature of the interest.
2
There were no declarations of interest.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
3
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the Council’s absence statistics for the year 2020/2021 and for the period ending 30 June 2021.  

The report provided information in relation to absence targets and how Services and categories of staff had performed against them. An analysis of the reasons for absence for the period was included within the report. Information was also provided on supporting attendance activity levels by Service and the overall number of days lost.  

DECIDED: That the reports on absence statistics for the first quarter of 2020/21 be noted.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources
4
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to
activity undertaken in relation to health, safety and wellbeing issues since the
previous meeting of the JCB Non-Teaching.

The report focused  on the actions and activities to support the council’s response and recovery plans. The Health and Safety team had been an integral part of the council’s emergency management team, providing clear guidance as documents had been released from the UK and Scottish Governments, the NHS, and Health Protection Scotland. The team linked with fellow colleagues in other local authorities to share knowledge and introduce any new learning to our guidance and procedures.

The Health and Safety team, as part of the wider HR and OD team, had worked collaboratively with all key stakeholders, including the Trades Unions, across the council and external partners such as the NHS to ensure that any activities being undertaken, were risk assessed. More importantly the controls being reviewed in line with any changes to the guidance including COVID Levels as they emerged to ensure employees and clients health, safety, and wellbeing. With the move to beyond National strategic level 0 the Team had been actively involved in work with services to assist in a planned and managed response to work in accordance with guidance. Working from home was still the preferred option for some employees wherever possible.

The Corporate Health and Safety Committee meetings had been reinstated.  The next meeting would be held in September 2021 on the Microsoft TEAMS platform.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Report by Director of Finance & Resources.
5
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the number of grievances received.

The report provided information on grievances at both the informal and formal stages.  The report indicated that there were a total of 8 grievances as at August 2021.  

DECIDED: That the report be noted. 
Report by Director of Finance & Resources. 
6
There was submitted a report by the Director of Finance & Resources relative to the number of agency staff employed within the Council as at July 2021 and detailing the capacity and Services in which they were engaged.  The report advised that as at July 2021, 137 agency workers were employed across all Services, and that this was  a reduction of 22 agency workers since June 2021.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
The next meeting of the JCB Non-Teaching is scheduled to be held at 3pm on 10 November 2021. 
7
DECIDED:  That it be noted that the next meeting of the JCB Non-Teaching was scheduled to be held at 3pm on 10 November 2021.

Attendance

Name
No other member attendance information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Sending Apology
No apology information has been recorded for the meeting.
NameReason for Absence
Councillor Jim Harteunknown

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

Visitors

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