DWP have informed the group executice committee that reps’ Health and Safety time will remain classed as official duty until the end of June, when it will be reviewed again.
DWP had previously announced that it intended to end classifying reps’ Health and safety time as official duty after 29 May 2020. We asked branches to send in evidence of the time they were spending on health and safety work.
The GEC would like to thank all of the reps and branches that sent in evidence. It was forwarded to the employer and we believe that it was an important factor in persuading the employer to retain health and safety as official duty.