Employment Matters Committee - Wednesday, 2 December 2020 7.00pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Michael Turner, Democratic Services Officer 


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Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 11 August 2020.


Urgent matters by reason of special circumstances

The Chairman will announce any late items which do not appear on the main agenda but which he/she has agreed should be considered by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the report.


Declarations of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and Other Significant Interests pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Members are invited to disclose any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Significant Interests in accordance with the Member Code of Conduct.  Guidance on this is set out in agenda item 4.




Pay negotiations 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

This report provides Members with an update on the progress of the pay negotiations for the financial year 2021/2022.

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Staff Survey on Working Arrangements pdf icon PDF 456 KB

This report accompanies a short presentation on the results of a survey on the working arrangements experienced by colleagues whilst we have been responding to the pandemic. The survey aims to capture feedback on the current experience and thoughts from the workforce on how we take good practice forward into our new ways of working, and how we can eliminate any concerns colleagues are facing.


Whistleblowing, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Money Laundering Policies - Report on instances September 2019 - September 2020 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

This report advises Members about the nature of concerns raised, between September 2019 and September 2020, under the Council’s Whistleblowing, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Money Laundering Policies.


Speak up Policy (Whistleblowing) pdf icon PDF 186 KB

This report presents the outcome of a review of the current Whistleblowing Policy which it is proposed to be re-branded as the Speak Up Policy.


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Workplace Domestic Abuse Policy Update pdf icon PDF 167 KB


This report presents an updated workplace domestic abuse policy.

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Organisational Change pdf icon PDF 198 KB


This report details new reorganisations of services and transfers under the TUPE regulations for the period 1 July 2020 to 31 October 2020 and updates on on-going reviews that have previously been reported to the Committee but not concluded.


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Early Retirement and Severance Payments pdf icon PDF 193 KB

This report presents Members with a report of all decisions taken in relation to early retirements and severance payments for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020 and also seeks approval to consult on removing discretionary pension enhancements to teachers who are made redundant with effect from 1 April 2021.



Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 114 KB

This report summarises the content of the appendix to agenda item 10 which, in the opinion of the proper officer, contains exempt information within one of the categories in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972. It is a matter for the Committee to determine whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the document.

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