The meeting began with a question and answer session on Agenda For Change. Janis Millar was present and discussed the logistics and technicalities of the process. Much of the information which would facilitate setting up training plans will come from the EIs, but is only just starting to come through. The average number of matches for panels appears to be between 3 and 6 per day. Lack of staff side members for matching panels was a common problem and one HR department in Scotland had intimated that, if no staff side members came forward, they would recruit staff instead. This was completely unacceptable to both management and staff side of SPRIG and the process itself and would not be allowed.
It was noted that up to date job descriptions are vital for the matching process and there was discussion on the benefits and detriments of having members of the same profession on the panel for matching.
Low pay agreement:
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18 November 2003