BRANCH HAS LAUNCHED AN OLDER WORKFORCE SURVEY for all SPFT staff 50 years of age or over. This comes after we called on the Trust to develop an older workforce strategy to combat current and future recruitment and retention issues.
"The older workforce not only brings stability to an organisation but also helps retain quality and experience, which is vital for the safe running of services."
Branch Secretary Nick McMaster says "The older workforce not only brings stability to an organisation but also helps retain quality and experience, which is vital for the safe running of services. We are deeply concerned that we are neither recruiting enough people at the start of their journey in the job market nor doing enough to stop the exodus of our older workers. This is a crisis waiting to happen. This survey is vital in giving us some actual feedback from the staff we both want and need to keep. Therfore we ask our members to encourage all colleagues in all services, regardless of union membership, to join us in this vital survey."
This anonymous survey compliments a UNISON discussion paper Growing Older, Working Together. The results of our survey will inform future discussions. The survey should only take a four minutes to complete. The results will be published on this website in the future.