PCS is holding daily update meetings with HR to agree policies on homeworking, special leave and overtime.
Reps at the Land Registry have been working hard on their members’ behalf to make agreement with management on a range of issues, and to ask for outstanding matters to be reviewed.
PCS is meeting with the HR director for daily “crisis” meetings and have so far agreed:
- No one will lose out on pay – where staff cannot work, special paid leave will be sorted, retrospectively if necessary.
- Reduced pay will not be considered.
- Overtime will be reviewed in light of offices being effectively closed.
Mental health is also recognised as a key issue and PCS has been informed that the Land Registry’s employee assistance provider is prepared and ready to take referrals.
PCS rep Mark Kelly said: “We are living in unprecedented times and we want to thank everybody for a remarkable response, particularly in the face of such rapidly changing guidance, whilst we balance this with our own wellbeing and taking care of dependents.
I’d like to give particular thanks to our HR support teams for rapid and quality responses to complex and emotive cases and the IT helpdesk and LSAs for incredible efforts in these challenging times.”