If you work in Jersey, this is your branch. The branch also has a Facebook page which you are invited to join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RCNJersey/
As well as the committee, the branch also has a Vice Chair - Maureen Degruchy (Mo).
This branch is very active and always has lots of events on.
What is happening with workforce modernisation?
You may not be aware that Workforce modernisation is being done in 2 phases:
Civil Servants, Manual Workers, Nurses and Midwives Family support workers, Le Geyt, RCCO’s, Ambulance, Energy for Waste and Youth Service
Teachers, Lecturers, Heads and Deputy head teachers, Fire Service, Police Service, Prison officers and unit managers, Chief Officers and Senior Civil Servants.
A ballot was held for all members of HSSD during Jan/Feb. The results were announced on 12 Feb.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to the ballot. The results are as follows:
Ballot papers returned: 51%
Of these papers:
The result is very clearly "no" but from our consultations we are aware that it was not all parts of the offer that fell short of your expectations.
Next steps will be to return to talk to the employer as soon as can be arranged to reopen our negotiations with them on the offer and consider the way forward.
A Branch meeting will be held on Tuesday 27th February in Room 1, Education Centre from 6pm-7.30pm. At this meeting we will update you on any discussions we have had to date and further hear your views on why you said no. All members are urged to attend this meeting.
In January we wrote to the employer on your behalf to ask to meet to discuss pay for 2017 as the previous deal had been for 2015/16 The other unions also wrote to discuss Pay in 2017. The RPI in September 2016 was 1.7%
At a meeting with the Employer on 11th October 2017 they said that pay groups in phase 1 of Workforce Modernisation Agreement pay for 2017 would be addressed in the final offer. Pay groups in Phase 2 were made an offer of 0.7% for 2017. This offer was unanimously rejected.
In a Letter from the employer to the Joint Unions on the 19th October 2017 the employer improved their offer.
Pay groups in phase 2 were now being offered 2% consolidated from 1st January 2017.
Pay Groups in phase 1 were offered 1% consolidated from 1st January 2017 and the pay within the WFM agreement would also be uplifted from the proposed implementation date of the 1st July 2017. The employer said that for the majority of pay groups in Phase 1 this offer would equate to 2% or greater.
A ballot asked all members employed by HSSD to respond to whether they accepted or rejected the new offer.
If you have any queries you should contact Kenny McNeil, Chairman Royal College Of Nursing, Jersey Branch, by calling 01534 444544 or 07797 892112.