23 December 2021

Land Registry members vote to accept business strategy agreement

The new agreement is designed to provide extra protections for members.

Trade union negotiators in the Land Registry have negotiated a new business strategy agreement with management. It is designed to replace existing, outdated practices and provide protections for members. The proposals were put to members in a ballot, with a recommendation from PCS that members accept the negotiated offer.

The ballot question asked: Do you agree to the new Business Strategy agreement, withdrawing from the Working Practices Agreement and incorporating the assurances around the use of data in the Performance Management Policy?

Over 80% of members who voted endorsed the recommendation.

PCS will now liaise with colleagues in the FDA union to sign off the agreement.

In doing so, PCS acknowledges the concerns raised by some members, about how available data may be used in practice.

Our priority now will be to work with Land Registry to make sure that training and support material address any concerns from members about how available data may be used. The group executive committee has reiterated its promise to take up any problems on behalf of members, using the agreed dispute resolution process, where issues can’t be resolved locally.