As you may be aware Unite is currently running confidential consultative ballots in Building Services and Operational Services in response to our members anger at the unfairness at the introduction of a new random alcohol & drug testing policy which will only affect ” Safety critical” employees approximately 20% of council employees. The random testing will only apply to 5% of specific job families annually within West Lothian Council.
If ,Unite members return a strong mandate to reject this unfair policy then Unite will carry out our members wishes and seek authorisation to conduct a formal industrial action ballot.
Unite Building Services members
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Unite Shop stewards committee recommend that you vote to Reject the introduction of the new West Lothian Council random alcohol & drug testing policy for” safety critical” roles.
Building Services : Postal Ballot is Now Open
Ballot opens 30 Aug
Ballot papers to be returned by post no later 5pm Friday 13 September
Please return your ballot paper in the pre-paid envelope provided
If you have not received your ballot paper by Wednesday 03 of September,please contact the Edinburgh Unite office ASAP contact details below:.
If you have any questions on the ballot please contact your local reps. Please ensure your membership details and your home postal address are correct and up to date.
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Unite reps West Lothian Council contacts
Kirkton Service Centre
Rab Brown Unite Convenor: Mobile : 07960 195 795
Workplace rep Davie Johnstone
Mobile 07863 781 929
Operational Services Consultative ballot results
Unite members within operational services who have been informed they are subject to the new random alcohol & drug testing policy have just been consultatively balloted by Unite the result is as follows
Ballot Result : 100% Rejection 75% Turnout
Unite will now consult with members in operational services on the next steps going forward.
If you are not yet a member of Unite can you afford not to be? You will not get a say in ballots whether consultative or formal unless you are a member.
You can join Unite the Union online : https://join.unitetheunion.org/
If you are a member and would like to get more involved or have an issue or campaign you wish Unite to campaign on contact your Unite reps today
Unite the Union Workplace Reps
Building Services Kirkton Service centre
Rab Brown Unite Convenor: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tam Brown Unite Rep: Email: email@example.com
Jade Deans Unite Rep: Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Ryan Morcombe: Email email@example.com
Frank O Neil : Email firstname.lastname@example.org