Provisional parliamentary business has now been announced for this period, including the following that may be of relevance to you. Please note, the following may change at short notice.
CIRC 029: REVISED GUIDANCE FOR COVID RELATED ABSENCES
Enclosed for your information is the latest guidance from HMPPS that clarifies the procedures to be taken when dealing with staff absences due to Covid 19 and the effects of Long Covid.
CIRC 028: CIVIL SERVICE PENSION ANNUAL BENEFIT STATEMENTS
There are further discussions ongoing in Cabinet Office, but it is planned that this year’s Annual Benefit Statements will not be printed and sent out by post to individual’s home addresses.
SCOTLAND: RE: ANNUAL LEAVE
You may be aware of SPS NTS 17/21 which was issued by SPS outlining the provision for staff who have been required to shield through various points throughout the COVID pandemic, to have any leave lost during those periods reinstated.
CIRC 027: LATEST GOLD BRIEFING
Please find enclosed for your information the latest Gold briefing that has been forwarded to Governors.
Government must reconsider urgently 1% NHS pay proposal, all health unions tell PM
Please see letter from the Staff Side Secretariat to the Prime Minister regarding the NHS pay award following yesterday’s announcement from the Scottish Government. Below is the accompanying press release.
SCOTLAND: STAC Staff Side Press Release
Over the past week Scotland’s health trade unions been in formal pay negotiations for Agenda for Change staff with the Scottish Government and NHS employers.
SCOTLAND: RE: SCOTTISH NATIONAL COMMITTEE ELECTION: 1 POST
Please find enclosed the process and timeline for the election of 1 post to the SNC. The vacancy is an interim post, which will run until May 2023.
CIRC 026: NEC MINUTES
Please find attached NEC minutes for 10th March 2021 for your information.
SCOTLAND: RE 1st ANNIVERSARY OF COVID LOCK DOWN IN SCOTLAND
We just want to take the opportunity to mark today, the 1st anniversary of when the whole country went into lockdown following the outbreak of COVID.