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EARLY RETIREMENT/REDUNDANCY COMMITTEE

 

Minutes of a meeting held on 20th April, 2015.

 

Present:  Councillor S.C. Egan (Chairman); Councillor Mrs. P. Drake (Vice-Chairman); Councillors P.J. Clarke, H.J.W. James, Mrs. M. Kelly Owen, Mrs. A.J. Moore and C.J. Williams.

 

 

1116   MINUTES -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T the minutes of the meeting held on 23rd March, 2015 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

1117   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST -

 

The undermentioned Member declared an interest in the item indicated:

  • Councillor S.C. Egan - Agenda Item No. 6 - personal prejudicial interest.

           

1118   EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 4 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of the Act, the relevant paragraphs of the Schedule being referred to in brackets after the minute heading.

 

 

1119   DETERMINATION OF REDUNDANCY IN RESPECT OF E (DR) (EXEMPT INFORMATION - PARAGRAPHS 12, 13 AND 14) -

 

Consideration was given to an application for voluntary redundancy in respect of one officer within the Resources Directorate. 

 

RESOLVED -

 

(1)       T H A T the redundancy be approved with effect from 30th April, 2015 on the basis of Scheme E on the grounds of redundancy.

 

(2)       T H A T the employee receives a discretionary redundancy payment as set out in Appendix A to the report, the payment being subject to the employee complying with the conditions and legal implications set out within the report.

 

(3)       T H A T should alternative employment be found for E prior to 1st May, 2015, the notice be extended to cover any trial period if necessary and Resolutions (1) and (2) above be revoked, together with the redundancy payment, should the trial period prove successful.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)       To determine the option for employee E in accordance with the Council’s Early Retirement/Redundancy/Termination Policies.

 

(2)       In the interests of good employee relations and in accordance with the Council’s schemes for making such payments.

 

(3)       To maintain compliance with the Council’s Management of Change Policy and Procedures.

 

(Note: Councillors P.J. Clarke and C.J. Williams opposed the above Resolutions.)

 

 

1120   DETERMINATION OF VOLUNTARY EARLY RETIREMENT ON THE GROUNDS OF REDUNDANCY - SCHEME E, E1, E2, AND L (DVSH) (EXEMPT INFORMATION - PARAGRAPHS 13 AND 14) -

 

Consideration was given to proposed redundancy in respect of three officers within the Visible Services and Housing Directorate.

 

RESOLVED -

 

(1)       T H A T the redundancy be approved in respect of E1, E2 and L with effect from 30th April, 2015 on the basis of Scheme E in accordance with the recommended benefits as set out in Appendix A, B and C of the report.

 

(2)       T H A T each employee receive a discretionary redundancy payment as set out in Appendices A, B and C of the report, the payment being subject to the employees complying with the conditions set out in the report.

 

(3)       T H A T, should alternative employment be found for any of the above employees prior to 30th April, 2015 that the notice be extended to cover any trial period if necessary and Resolutions (1) and (2) be revoked together with the redundancy payment should the trial period prove successful.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(1)       To determine the options for E1, E2 and L in accordance with the Council’s Early Retirement/Redundancy/Termination Policy.

 

(2)       To ensure the Council complies with the relevant employment legislation in paying, where applicable, an appropriate redundancy payment to staff based on their age and service.

 

(3)       To maintain compliance with the Council’s agreed Management of Change Policy and Procedures.

 

 

(Note:

  • The Chairman withdrew from the meeting before the above item was discussed.
  • Councillors P.J. Clarke and C.J. Williams opposed the above Resolutions in respect of employees E1 and L.)