Introduction

This agreement forms part of Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust’s commitment to create a positive culture of respect for all individuals including staff, patients, their families and carers as well as community partners. The Trust’s values (the ‘4P’s’) are integral to all aspects of day-to-day life in the organisation and underpin the application of all our employment policies and procedures and are intended to guide our behaviour at all levels of the Trust.

Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with staff representatives. As part of its approach to improving staff involvement and participation in the workplace, the Trust intends to ensure that trade unions, staff organisations and professional associations representing its employees are given every opportunity to contribute to the successful operation of the Trust.

All employees of the Trust are encouraged to join a union or staff association where they wish to do so.

This agreement sets out the arrangements for recognising accredited representatives in the Trust and their duties and responsibilities.

This agreement sets out the arrangements between the Trust and elected staff representatives for the following:

  • Consultation
  • Negotiation
  • Individual member representation
  • Time off and facilities agreement

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Lucy Purdy, Assistant Director of HR
Ratified by: TEC
Date Ratified: September 2017
Date Issued: October 2017
Review Date: September 2020
Target Audience: All staff, managers and employee representatives
Contact name: Lucy Purdy, Assistant Director of HR