You will all be aware by now that the Council have changed the dates of the 3 days taken during the Christmas/New Year period.
Unison had not agreed to this happening as suggested and was under the impression this was still being negotiated.
It has never been the case that each year there is agreement on which dates will form the prescribed annual leave days for the closure of some offices/services between Christmas and New Year. The normal practise of Oxford City Council is to use these days between Christmas Day and New Years Day and because of this people have already made plans to be with their family or go away on those days.
We have informed HR that we are not happy with this new arrangement and there will be an Emergency Branch Committee meeting on Wednesday of next week to decide what course of action Unison will/can take about this.
If you have any comments or issues with this please speak to you Steward or leave comments below
Assistant Branch Secretary
Oxford City Branch Of UNISON