Private sector must match public transferors’ terms and conditions

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Private sector employers taking on public sector staff as a result oftendering will have to match their previous terms and conditions, includingpensions, according to a new code of practice. The code, due out imminently, also aims to quell union complaints about atwo-tier workforce by ensuring employees recruited by the private sector areoffered “broadly comparable terms and conditions” to thosetransferring from the local authority says???. It is expected to form part of the conditions of all local authoritycontracts as well as transfers following retendering and will apply theprinciples set out in the Cabinet Office Statement of Practice on StaffTransfers in the Public Sector. This states staff should transfer under theprotection of the TUPE regulations. Private sector employers must make pension provision that is actuariallycertified as being “broadly comparable” with the public servicescheme and allow staff to transfer their accrued service credits. New recruits must be offered employment on “fair and reasonable”terms and conditions which are, overall, broadly comparable to those of thetransferred employees, and must include an offer of “reasonable”pension arrangements. “In many ways the code is what many organisations with good personnelpractices have already been following,” said Mary Mallett, deputyvice-president of Socpo. But John McMullen, head of employment at Pinsent Curtis Biddle, said thecode would significantly reduce employers’ ability to negotiate flexibleagreements on staff transfers. Previous Article Next Article Private sector must match public transferors’ terms and conditionsOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more