This agreement forms part of Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust’s commitment to create a positive culture of respect for all individuals including staff, patients, their families and carers as well as community partners.

The Trust’s values of `Patients First`, `Personal Responsibility`, `Passion for Excellence` and `Pride in Our Team` (the ‘4P’s’) are integral to all aspects of day-to-day life in the organisation and underpin the application of all our employment policies and procedures and are intended to guide our behaviour at all levels of the Trust.

Ashford & St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust is committed to developing and maintaining a positive working relationship with staff representatives. As part of its approach to improving staff involvement and participation in the workplace, the Trust intends to ensure that trade unions, staff organisations and professional associations representing its employees are given every opportunity to contribute to the successful operation of the Trust.

All employees of the Trust are encouraged to join a union or staff association where they wish to do so.

This agreement sets out the arrangements for recognising accredited representatives in the Trust and their duties and responsibilities.

This agreement sets out the arrangements between the Trust and elected staff representatives for the following:

  • Consultation
  • Negotiation
  • Individual member representation
  • Time off and facilities agreement


Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Pami Bains, Assistant Director of HR
Ratified by: Trust Executive Committee (TEC)
Date Ratified: April 2021
Date Issued: September 2021
Review Date: April 2024
Target Audience: All staff, managers and employee representatives
Contact name: Pami Bains, Assistant Director of HR


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