Changes to Working Patterns

branch-squareFollowing the issuing of new contracts to staff in May many UNISON members have complained about a change to their working pattern, specifically a change from Monday to Friday 6am – 8pm,    to 24 hours Monday to Sunday. I have advised those members affected not to sign their contract and to raise their objection in writing to their Manager and Internal Engagement.

UNISON has also collectively raised objections to the changes and together with GMB and Unite  met with management on 12 June to resolve the issue. The council has agreed that they will re-issue new contracts to those employees who have had a change to their working pattern as described above. They will be sending an all colleague e-mail to all staff and those staff without e-mail access should receive a hard copy of the communication from their line manager, together with a FAQ, advising employees how to raise objection to a change to their working pattern. They will also send advice about how to register errors regarding continuous service dates.

You do not have to return your contract by 16 June if you have raised an objection or query. You should only sign and return your contract when you are satisfied that the contents are correct and there is no time limit to do that. This will not affect your employment status in any way. If you are in any doubt as to whether your working pattern has changed you should send an e-mail to your manager and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and they can then check your current contract to confirm what your current working pattern is.

Attached is a copy of the Working Patterns FAQ and Continuous Service Dates FAQ produced by the council.
pdfWorking Patterns FAQs
pdfContinuous Service FAQ

If you need any support or assistance with any concerns you have about your contract please contact the branch office on the number above.

Christina Sanna
Nottingham City UNISON Branch Secretary





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