LU-led GEC hard at work against Employee Deal extended opening

As the embargo is now lifted and the news posted on the intranet, most members of the union in DWP will be breathing a sigh of relief as they learn that opening til 8pm is being introduced for around 1,000 staff in DWP, not for all staff, a thought that worries many. Equally important is the news that there are no plans for Saturday opening.

The circular from Group President Fran Heathcote is attached and outlines the progress made by GEC negotiators with DWP.

Group negotiators will work with branches affected by the extension to ensure that the collective agreements is adhered to, to the letter, as the limited “test and learn” extension goes ahead, and will work hard to ensure that the lesson learned by DWP is that opening until 8pm doesn’t work for claimants or for members.

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