During the Covid-19 lockdown, it has been harder for members to get reliable information and have input into the issues that affect their working conditions and safety.
The South East Water Delegates team recognised there was an information vacuum with everyone working in isolation. Continual speculation with the potential for misinformation being spread had the potential to cause stress and anxiety throughout the workforce.
To combat this and to ensure that the members were genuinely consulted, the delegates team initiated regular meetings with the People and Safety team.
At these Zoom meetings, People and Safety update the Delegates Team, together with the ASU Organiser about
- any changes being considered,
- rumoured changes not being considered
- answer questions posed by members through their Delegates and get feedback from the Delegates Team about any workplace issues
These meetings have been very helpful and Delegates are now able to keep members in the loop, explore and dispel any unfounded rumours, feedback any information which members wish to provide and seek clarification for members.
This has been a win all round for members and hopefully will continue after the Covid-19 pandemic is under control.