Renfrerwshire's housing and commercial operations department to other
departments within the council.
end of compulsory competitive tendering (CCT) and the shift to best value.
Council chiefs also say that integrating the staff fully into existing
departments will slash red tape leading to further improvements in customer
Housing and construction services staff will join the environment
department, catering and cleaning staff will go to education, and cleansing,
vehicle management and land services personnel will join the community and
leisure department. CCTV control room staff will become part of community
and leisure's community safety section. And a further review will determine
the transfer arrangements for other support services staff. Transfers are
expected to take place from July to December with no compulsory
Council leader Owen Taylor said: 'It is important that we
transfer staff into departments to develop services. We will keep everyone
fully informed and the unions are playing a full part in these developments
which will benefit both staff and public alike.'
Gerry Green, chair of Unison East Renfrewshire branch said: 'We've been told
that there will be no compulsory redundancies. Consultation had started and
we expect it to continue at every stage of the transfers. We don't believe
that there will be significant changes to work practices. Unison is pleased
that the council is finishing with CCT and particularly welcomes greater use
of best value practices.'