Major refurbishments are taking place at several sites across the Borough, these include Gainsford Road, Rowan House, Harvey House and the Town Hall. Works were started, and some cases nearly completed, before UNISON were told. It was members who were affected by the work that contacted the Union, the Council did not see fit to consult with UNISON on the proposed work. Once again Management are in contravention of Regulation 4A of the Health and Safety at Work Act by not consulting in “good time” before the works began. UNISON have now been able to see the plans and Risk Assessments for Gainsford Road, Rowan House and Harvey House and have met with members to discuss concerns. UNISON is still awaiting risk assessments for the Town Hall.
We will keep you updated with developments.