The end of the 2012 Olympics has left a feel-good mood over the country. Government are trying to bottle this feeling and asking what are the best ways to do this. Dealing with members in a busy NHS Trust teaches we that satisfaction with a job well done is one of the best feelings – looking after patients being the main aim. It is obvious from members’ approaches to the Branch that when managers make a poor job of dealing with mistakes, sickness, capability and so on, or do not communicate with their staff properly, this is one of the major reasons for unhappiness in the work place. Taking the Olympics as a model, the athletes having regularly thanked their coaches and families for all their support and help while the athlete themsevles achieved their goals. So, would it not be nice for our Managers to take a leaf out of the book of the sports world and support their staff!
We were communicated with this morning at Aintree by our Chief Executive, who tells us that talks are starting with the Royal Liverpool University Hospital around merger – a cost-saving exercise. This coincided with headlines in the Liverpool Echo. Watch this space for more news.
Within Sefton Health Branch, we are dealing with the usual individual issues, secretarial review, partnership meetings, Agenda for Change job matching and a planned education day for Stewards coming up in October. We have also booked a table at the Labour Party dinner in September. We are also organising a delegation to the London March on 20th October 2012 by train. More detail on how to obtain tickets and further information is available from the Unison Office on 0151 529 3232.