Perspective 8: The Trade Union Secretary

The RtPM system has been implemented in full consultation with the Secretary of Rother District Council Staff Side. The important aspect for the Union is the new system has the potential to keep everyone better informed on what is happening at a corporate level. There is a kind of implicit contract that managers will develop their staff to make sure that they have the skills and capacity to deliver on service performance improvements.

Current users of the system are provided with a user group and emailed updates. The Union is currently encouraging more briefings for non-users about the system and have recently invited the Policy Unit to make a presentation to all Unison reps.

Nic Waite, Unison Rother DC Branch Secretary