Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Don't Panic!

Dear member

Islington Council in their infinite wisdom are imposing the Random testing part of their Drugs and Alcohol Policy as of tomorrow, December 1st.

However, there will be no random testing until 1st March 2017.

Islington have yet to contract out the testing to a company, though we suspect it will be Randox.

The Council are still unclear as to which posts are safety critical. This means discussions will continue with Health and Safety.

Unfortunately the lead person from HR involved in discussions so far is no longer with us.

So watch this space!!!

If you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact:

Jane Doolan

Mike Calvert

Diana James

A Branch newsletter will be going out over the next few weeks with a fuller report.
We will also be exploring a ballot of our members.

We are still in dispute with the Council and the next phase is a meeting with the Chief Executive.

Best regards

Jane Doolan
Branch Secretary

Mike Calvert
Deputy Branch Secretary

Diana James 
Assistant Branch Secretary

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