All Salisbury Hospital Staff to have Pay Cut by 15%?

J Stewart made this Freedom of Information request to Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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Dear Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust,

Following reports in the Press regarding NHS Trusts in South West England entering into an agreement to change the employment terms and conditions of employees, I would like to request the following information under The Freedom of Information Laws;

1) The terms of reference or any such similar establishing document, or documents referring to any agreement being considered, or agreed to by the Trust relating to changes to employees terms and conditions.

2) Copies of all documents submitted to any board, committee, or employee relating to this matter.

3) Minutes of any meeting held to discuss this matter.

4) Copies of documents or reports relating to any staff consultation regarding this proposal.

Please confirm or deny that the proposal being considered includes the possibility that Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Staff will be dismissed and offered revised terms and conditions of employment.

Please confirm or deny that the proposal being considered includes the possibility that Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Staff will have their pay reduced by upto 15%, and or that staff will have their annual leave entitlement reduced, and or sickness pay entitlements will be reduced, and or no longer offering staff membership of the NHS Pension scheme.

Please also confirm whether all Trust Senior Management and Board members would be included in any proposed change in Terms and Conditions.

Yours faithfully,

J Stewart

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

 
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The Information Governance Team
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Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury District Hospital
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Salisbury
Wiltshire
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5^th July 2012

Reference No: FOI_1065
Dear  J Stewart
Regarding your request for information that we received on the 13^th June
2012, attached to this email is the information you requested. We hope this
information is satisfactory and meets your intended request requirements.
Should this information not answer your questions, please contact us using
the email address at the bottom of this email, or you can write to us using
the address above.
 
Question No. 1
Following reports in the Press regarding NHS Trusts in South West England
entering into an agreement to change the employment terms and conditions of
employees, I would like to request the following information under The
Freedom of Information Laws;

The terms of reference or any such similar establishing document, or
documents referring to any agreement being considered, or agreed to by the
Trust relating to changes to employees terms and conditions.
 
Answer No. 1
To date, the focus of activity has been on preparing the basis on which work
will be progressed. Although a number of potential areas have been
identified for exploration there are no pre-conceived ideas about what the
analysis of these areas will identify and certainly no decisions have been
taken.
 
 
Question No. 2
Copies of all documents submitted to any board, committee, or employee
relating to this matter.
 
Answer No. 2
Copies of the Papers presented to the Trust Board on 6 February 2012 ( SFT
3242) and 25 May 2012 (SFT 3273) are attached

To accompany this answer please also see the documents listed below that are
also attached to this email:

o Pay Agenda February 2012 SFT 3242.pdf
o Pay Agenda May 2012 SFT 3273.pdf
 
 
Question No. 3
Minutes of any meeting held to discuss this matter.
 
Answer No. 3
Minutes following the meetings held on 6 Febraury 2012 and 25 May 2012 are
attached.

To accompany this answer please also see the documents listed below that are
also attached to this email:

o Pay Agenda - May Minutes.pdf
o Pay Agenda Minutes from 6 February 2012.pdf
 
 
Question No. 4
Copies of documents or reports relating to any staff consultation regarding
this proposal.
 
Answer No. 4
The Pay Consortium has been discussed with staff organisations at the
Trust's Joint Consultative Committee.

To accompany this answer please also see the documents listed below that are
also attached to this email:

o Extract from the Minutes of the Joint Consultative Committee meeting
held on 17th May 2012 FOI 1065.pdf
 
 
Question No. 5
Please confirm or deny that the proposal being considered includes the
possibility that Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Staff will be dismissed and
offered revised terms and conditions of employment.
 
Answer No. 5
To date, the focus of activity has been on preparing the basis on which work
will be progressed. Although a number of potential areas have been
identified for exploration there are no pre-conceived ideas about what the
analysis of these areas will identify, what proposals will be made, and
certainly no decisions have been taken.
 
 
Question No. 6
Please confirm or deny that the proposal being considered includes the
possibility that Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust Staff will have their pay
reduced by upto 15%, and or that staff will have their annual leave
entitlement reduced, and or sickness pay entitlements will be reduced, and
or no longer offering staff membership of the NHS Pension scheme.
 
Answer No. 6
To date, the focus of activity has been on preparing the basis on which work
will be progressed. Although a number of potential areas have been
identified for exploration there are no pre-conceived ideas about what the
analysis of these areas will identify, what proposals will be made, and
certainly no decisions have been taken.
 
 
Question No. 7
Please also confirm whether all Trust Senior Management and Board members
would be included in any proposed change in Terms and Conditions.
 
Answer No. 7
To date, the focus of activity has been on preparing the basis on which work
will be progressed. Although a number of potential areas have been
identified for exploration there are no pre-conceived ideas about what the
analysis of these areas will identify, what proposals will be made, and
certainly no decisions have been taken.
 
 
Yours sincerely

Information Governance Team
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