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It is important to ensure that all forms of communication with employees are fit for purpose and recognise the needs of those who may have special requirements, e.g. those with a visual or hearing impairment or for whom English may not be their first language.
Information exchange is achieved in a number of different ways, including:
- meetings, seminars and presentations
- bulletins and newsletters
- interactions with your line management
- contact with your HR department (who may also send notes with pay slips or provide information on notice boards and internet sites, etc)
- Advice provided by the RCUK SSC Ltd (where applicable)
- letters, memos or e-mails directly to you in certain circumstances
- the Time-Limited Consultation (TLC) process operated by BBSRC Human Resources & Corporate Services Group, which allows you to comment on and input to draft policies and procedures
- information from local and national Trades Union consultation and negotiation mechanisms
Please speak to your HR department if you need clarification on the above.
BBSRC consults and negotiates with recognised Trades Unions at both local and national levels. The following unions are recognised for collective bargaining purposes within the BBSRC:
- PCS (Public and Commercial Services Union)
This list of recognised unions does not preclude other unions being recognised locally as NCC members, or for representing individual members.
The principles behind BBSRC’s consultation and negotiation with Trades Unions are described as follows:
- The facilities agreement ( appendix A4:1)
- The model constitution for the local Negotiating and Consultative Committee (NCC) or office equivalent ( appendix A4:2)
- The constitution for the Joint Negotiating and Consultative Committee (JNCC) ( appendix A4:3)
- The right to access to the Chief Executive and attendance of additional members of the TUS at JNCC meetings ( appendix A4:4)
Last updated 29/03/10
Amendment 88 - March 2010