Employment Matters Committee
Wednesday, 4 December 2019 7.00pm

Venue: Meeting Room 9 - Level 3, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham ME4 4TR

Contact: Michael Turner, Democratic Services Officer 

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Apologies for absence


Record of meeting pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To approve the record of the meeting held on 12 June 2019.


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 211 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 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 251 KB

This report provides Members with an update on the progress of the pay negotiations for the financial year 2020/2021.

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Proposal to Include the Seven Principles of Public Life in the Employee Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 90 KB

This report deals with a proposal to include the Seven Principles of Public Life into the current Employee Code of Conduct policy.

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Family Friendly Policies Update pdf icon PDF 270 KB

As part of the Council’s commitment to being a Family Friendly employer a series of improvements are proposed to ensure policies are up to date with current ACAS guidelines and standard good practice. These include revisions to the Parental Leave Policy & Shared Parental Leave Policy, Maternity & Paternity Policy, and additional entitlement and guidelines relating to employees going through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).

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Organisational Change pdf icon PDF 210 KB

This report covers new reviews and transfers for the period 31 May 2019 to 31 October 2019.

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Whistleblowing, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Money Laundering Policies: Report on Instances between September 2018 - September 2019 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

This report advises Members about the nature of concerns raised, between

September 2018 and September 2019, under the Council’s Whistleblowing, Anti-Bribery and Anti-Money Laundering Policies.


Early Retirement and Severance Payments pdf icon PDF 164 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 2019 to 30 August 2019.


Exclusion of the press and public pdf icon PDF 11 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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