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Items
No. Item

PART I - RECOMMENDATIONS - NIL

PART II - MINUTES

147.

Attendance by Reserve Members

To note the attendance at this meeting of any duly appointed Reserve Members.

 

Reserve Members may attend meetings:-

 

(i)                 to take the place of an ordinary Member for whom they are a reserve;

(ii)               where the ordinary Member will be absent for the whole of the meeting; and

(iii)             the meeting notes at the start of the meeting at the item ‘Reserves’ that the Reserve Member is or will be attending as a reserve;

(iv)              if a Reserve Member whose intention to attend has been noted arrives after the commencement of the meeting, then that Reserve Member can only act as a Member from the start of the next item of business on the agenda after his/her arrival.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:  To note that there were no Reserve Members in attendance at this meeting.

148.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of personal or prejudicial interests, arising from business to be transacted at this meeting, from:

 

(a)               all Members of the Committee, Sub Committee, Panel or Forum;

(b)               all other Members present in any part of the room or chamber.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:  To note that the following interests were declared:

 

Agenda Item

 

 

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Nature of Interest

7.     UNISON Report on Housing:      Restructuring of Services

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Councillor David Ashton

Personal interest in that his daughter-in-law was a Council employee.  Accordingly, he would remain in the room and take part in the discussion and decision-making on this item.

 

 

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Councillor Bob Currie

Personal interest in that he was a retired member of UNISON and his son was a Council employee.  Accordingly, he would remain in the room and take part in the discussion and decision-making on this item

 

 

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Councillor Graham Henson

Personal interest in that he was a member of the Communication Workers’ Union and his cousin was a Council employee.  Accordingly, he would remain in the room and take part in the discussion and decision-making on this item.

 

149.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 32 KB

That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2009 be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2009, be taken as read and signed as a correct record.

150.

Petitions, Deputations and Public Questions

To receive petitions (if any) submitted by members of the public/Councillors under the provisions of Advisory Panel and Consultative Forum Procedure Rule 14 (Part 4E of the Constitution).

Minutes:

 

RESOLVED:  To note that no public questions were put, or petitions or deputations received at this meeting under the provisions of the Advisory Panel and Consultative Forum Procedure Rules 16, 14 and 15 respectively (Part 4E of the Constitution).

151.

UNISON Report on Housing: Restructuring of Services pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report from UNISON.

 

 

Minutes:

The Forum noted that, in addition to a report from UNISON on the Restructuring of Housing Services which had been circulated on the main agenda, a number of documents had been circulated on a supplemental agenda or tabled at the meeting, which the Forum were requested to admit late to the agenda.

 

The Forum considered that, in order to enable full consideration of all the paperwork now before them, a Special meeting be arranged.  It was agreed that the arrangements for the Special meeting would include:

 

·                     the current Chairman in the Chair;

 

·                     the tabled amendment by UNISON being incorporated into the employee side report;

 

·                     observers from the Employee Side attending the meeting subject to clarification on the legal requirements regarding confidential information, that is the details of individual officers would not be discussed in their presence;

 

·                     a GMB representative in attendance at the scheduled meeting, who may have left the Council’s employment prior to the date agreed for the Special meeting, being authorised to attend and speak at the meeting.

 

RESOLVED:  That a Special meeting of the Forum be arranged.