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Joint Consultative Board (Non-Teaching)
2 Feb 2022 - 15:00 to 16:30
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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)


Meeting Details
The meeting will take place at 3.00 pm or at the conclusion of the Finance, Resources & Customer Services Policy Board whichever is the later.
Recording of Meeting

This meeting will be recorded for subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site. If you have any queries regarding this please contact Committee Services on

To find the recording please follow the link which will be attached to this agenda once the meeting has concluded.  

https://youtu.be/FEOtSR5obJk

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
It was proposed and agreed Councillor Steel chair the meeting.

DECIDED: That Councillor Steel chair the meeting.
 
2 Apologies
Apologies from members.
C Laverty (HSCP), M Ferguson and S Hicks (both UNISON).
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.
There were no declarations of interest intimated prior to the commencement of the  meeting.
Report by Acting Director of Finance & Resources.
1
There was submitted a report by the Acting 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 on 10 November 2021.

The report focused on the actions and activities that continued 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 colleagues in other local authorities to share knowledge and introduce any new learning to local guidance and procedures.  

The team continued to issue and review policies and guidance, support the front line services in the delivery of emergency and prioritised work, develop new guidance, support the Vaccination Centres, support employees throughout the different phases of the pandemic, undertake high and low risk evaluations of contractors and suppliers health and safety documentation when applying for contracts, respond to requests for Freedom of Information and Insurance Claims, support services to ensure stocks of PPE were maintained, produce wellbeing guidance, and review all injury accidents occurring with the Council activity.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Report by Acting Director of Finance & Resources.
  1. pdf Absence Stats (345Kb)
2
There was submitted a report by the Acting Director of Finance & Resources relative to the Council’s absence statistics for  period 2,  ending 30 September and period 3,  ending 31 December 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.  

The absence statistics were broken down by service and category of staff, reasons for  absence and progress made by services in relation to their supporting attendance action plans.

DECIDED: That the report on absence statistics for the second and third quarters of 2020/21 be noted.
Report by Acting Director of Finance & Resources.
3
There was submitted a report by the Acting 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 six grievances as at January 2022, which was an increase of 4 cases since the last meeting.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
Report by Acting Director of Finance & Resources.
4
There was submitted a report by the Acting Director of Finance & Resources relative to the number of agency staff employed within the Council as at December 2021 and detailing the capacity and Services in which they were engaged. The report advised that as at December 2021, 92 agency workers were employed across all Services, and that this was an increase of 12 agency workers since November 2021.

The increase in agency workers was due to issues with absences in relation to the omicrom variant of Covid-19.  The issue of long-term agency workers was being addressed and responses would be be shared with the unions shortly.

In response to enquiries, it was advised that a recruitment fair was being held at Park Mains High School and agency workers were advised of this event and could apply for permanent Council jobs, either on the day of the fair, or by speaking to their managers if they could not attend.

DECIDED: That the report be noted.
The next meeting of the JCB Non-Teaching is scheduled to be held at 3 pm on 30 March 2022.
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DECIDED:   That it be noted that the next meeting of the JCB Non-Teaching was scheduled to be held at 3pm on 30 March 2022.

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 Harte 

Declarations of Interests

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

Visitors

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