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Around 100 Prospect health and safety representatives met in London yesterday to examine the epidemic of work-related stress in the UK, the stigma associated with it and to discuss solutions
Following the announcement today in the press of the Telefónica Digital restructure, Prospect has urgently sought more information from the Company about what this means for Telefónica Digital employees in the UK. As yet we have been advised the exact impact of the changes, or how these changes will be managed, have not been decided. The company has assured us it will keep us informed as a matter of priority. We appreciate this will be an unsettling time for members concerned but will update members on developments as and when they arise.
Prospect has raised concerns with BT Business that in some sales units achievement against sales targets are being used to directly determine individual quarterly DPR markings. In discussions with the business we have reiterated our view that such a practice is outside of the Our Approach to Performance Agreement and that such guidance needs to be reviewed.
Prospect members in the civil service are facing a new performance management process, with line managers under pressure to deliver a forced distribution of performance markings.
Can we start by wishing all members a Happy New Year. 2014 has started with some terrible weather in many parts of the country and this has meant many of you having to work flat out to cope, with Openreach now calling for contractual overtime amongst engineers in some regions to clear the backlog of work.
This will means some OM’s in affected regions may be asked to volunteer to come in on a Saturday for a period. Management have told Prospect arrangements for this will be discussed at a local level. It should be remembered any Saturday attendance is voluntary and if you do attend you should later take TOIL. If you experience any problems with this contact your local rep or the Prospect helpdesk on 020 8971 6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This update will cover some of the main topics which Prospect will be dealing with in Openreach in 2014 and also looks at the work of the Prospect Openreach Industrial Relations Committee.
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