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Trade Union Office

The Branch office is in the Derriford Hospital, level 9 of the main building. Directions – take the Main Lifts to Level 9 – Exit and turn right – The Trade Union Office is the only office on the Right side before the stairs

The GMB Health Branch has Stewards and Points of Contact who are employed in different departments and locations throughout Derriford Hospital, Bush Park, Livewell and Harbour.

GMB will co-ordinate any meetings with members and employer from the Branch Office at Derriford Hospital.

Should this office be closed or no local Reps are available you can contact a local Rep by email or phone the Plymouth office on 01752 660219

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Consultation

Organisational changes at Derriford are generally part of a formal process. 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 job description or your terms and conditions of employment.

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Joint Staff Negotiating Committee (JSNC)

The JSNC, as part of the Recognition Agreement aims to enhance effective communication throughout PHNT Derriford (University 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 JSNC is made up from members of each of the main 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 and employees 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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