Derriford Hospital – Union Office

Derriford Union Office

Level 9 (Directions – Main Lifts to Level 9 – Out and turn right – The Trade Union Office is the only office on the Right before the stairs

The GMB has Stewards and Points of Contact are employed in different departments throughout Derriford Hospital.

GMB will co-ordinate any meetings with members and employer from the Trade Union office.



Organisational changes at Derriford are often carried out formally. That means consultation with each and every member of staff at risk of change and/or changes to contracted terms and conditions.  If you need advice, give us a call before you agree any changes to your job, your terms and conditions.


Joint Staff Negotiating Committee


The JSNC, as part of the Recognition Agreement aims to enhance effective communication throughout PHNT Derriford (Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust) to achieve greater participation and involvement of all members of staff.

The intention of the recognition Agreement and Structure is to develop employee relations in the spirit of partnership working and continuous development through negotiation and agreement.

Constituency of Members

The JSNC comprises PHNT Management representatives and representatives of the recognised Trade Unions.

The membership of the JNCC is based upon the representation for each of the Trade Unions.

Unite have 2 member seats

Unison have 3 member seats

GMB have 3 member seats

RCN have 3 member seats

All other Trade Unions have 1 seat on the committee.

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, between 2pm – 4pm. The minutes of each formally agree in full committee meeting and are available for staff and members to read on request. Staff side representatives meet one hour prior to the full committee from 1pm – 2pm

Health & Safety Committee

This committee meets monthly

All recognised Trade Unions have the right to attend

Two useful references are the SRSC Regs (update 2015) & the H&S at Work Act 1974



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