This is the third weekly HMCTS industrial relations briefing and includes updates on Reform, our meeting with management on 16 April and IT.
Employers and training providers should make every effort to keep apprenticeships going. However, some apprentices may face a break in their apprenticeship because face to face training isn’t available for them, they are working from home in accordance with government policy or they are in self-isolation or caring for someone who is self-isolating. Please read for further information.
PCS met HMCTS Chief Executive Susan Acland Hood on 14 April following our letter to the MOJ Permanent Secretary to escalate significant concerns and issues relating to Covid-19 that we had been unable to reach agreement on or resolve. An update on each of the PCS agenda items is below. Those matters that remain unresolved will be raised at a meeting next week with the Permanent Secretary.
Whilst many MoJ employees frequently work from home, for others it is a relatively new experience purely born out of the Covid 19 pandemic.
PCS has been raising issues in relation to pay protection, PPE provision, health and safety and the implementation of a rota to limit attendance and allow social distancing guidelines to be met. These issues have been escalated to the MOJ for urgent resolution.