25.18 Union delegates for apprenticeships are accredited by their unions to help organisations identify training needs and ensure staff`s access to training. Apprenticeship representatives also have the right to appropriate paid leave for these tasks and appropriate training. 25.19 The 1977 regulations of the Security Officer and the Security Committee provide a legal right for union-designated security officers who have paid time for their normal work to carry out their duties and undergo training. 25.13 Local agreement should be reached on when travel and living expenses will be reimbursed to accredited representatives who perform approved work as part of the partnership and/or joint political implementation process (as stated in paragraph 25.7). 25.20 The local partnership should agree on the institutions made available to representatives of the approved trade unions. It is recommended that local employers provide the following services: 25.5 accredited union representatives will do so: 25.4 Local agreements should apply to accredited representatives of trade unions recognized by local NHS organizations. Accreditation is only granted to members of the organization`s staff who are duly elected or appointed in accordance with the rules of each union. 25.1 The NHS Staff Committee is committed to the principles of partnership and staff involvement. The partnership supports and facilitates the development of strong and effective relationships with staff throughout the NHS.
National partners recognize that the participation of union representatives in the partnership process can help provide better services to patients and users. 25.3 Employers and representatives of local trade unions are allowed to agree in partnership on local agreements and procedures for leave and facilities adapted to local conditions. Local agreements should be consistent with the following principles. 25.12 When management meetings on issues in paragraph 7 are held when workers` representatives are required to participate outside their normal work schedule, equivalent free time is granted or appropriate payment must be made by local agreement. The BDA is the only organization in the UK to represent all dietary staff. We are a trade union and professional organization that represents the professional, educational, public and professional interests of our members. We were founded in 1936 and are one of the oldest and most experienced dietary organizations in the world. 25.6 Competent unions must discuss and agree with the local employer an appropriate number of representatives. Local discussions should take into account the size and location of union membership and the expected workload associated with the role.