Transition update: national policy on transfers agreed
Thu 02 Aug 2012
News for MiP members in PCTs, SHAs and ALBs in England
The national policy on filling of posts in receiver organisations has been agreed after prolonged discussions between the trade unions, DH, sending organisations and receiving organisations.
The policy and a preliminary set of FAQs have been published together with a letter from the co-chairs of the HR Transition Partnership Forum. The letter stresses the need to share information about functions and people mapping. These documents are available on the HR Transition website.
This is a critical policy dealing with issues relating to the terms of transfer for staff affecting continuity of service and other protections. The process has been tortuous. In the last few days we have scored some successes: commitment to involve unions in the development of transfer schemes; TU recognition included in the transfer scheme; and 2013 pay award confirmed for transferring staff.
But there is much still to do to protect our members’ interest, both before and after transfer. MiP will be working closely with the other health unions locally, regionally and nationally to get a fair deal for our members. MiP national officers will be plugging into partnership working in the regions to ensure staff are properly consulted regarding the transfers of functions and related job matching and pooling.
The pace of change will quicken in the next few months and we will be issuing detailed guidance to members, as well as providing representation. If you are a healthcare manager but not yet in a trade union, now is the time to join MiP for expert advice and representation. Click through to join online