At Wigan council’s new super depot Over 80 front line waste collection and street cleansing staff completed a training needs surveys & digital survey on the 30th october
This is testament to Wigan UNISON assist branch sec Tracy Roberts who over the past year with support from senior steward Simon Rothwell they has recruited another 6 stewards including lead ULR Robert Wilding
After being awarded funding from unionlearn for a Celebration of Learning event the UNISON team decided to offer £1 voucherfor the next meal in the depot cafe for anyone completing a survey, for those who took the challenge to constructed a peg car £5 vouchers were given if it rolled – lots of people had a go, but the regional offering was certainly not roadworthy!
There were iPads available for anyone wanting to look at surfing the net and lots of information was taken away by our members. Tracy said, “we have a excellent team of stewards from every workstream within this department; I visit at least once a week to catch up and support the stewards and members with all areas of activity. Front line staff often miss out on so many opportunities due to the high demands on services delivery,senior managerment have recently committed to providing the unisons with their own private room within the break areas of the depot which is away from the main office area, along with a number of PC’s that employees will be able to access; once we have collated the information on the survey we will be able to put support plans in place for all our members to facilitate their personal development.”