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APPENDIX III to the minute of meeting of the Personnel and Property Services Committee of 16 March 1999 (Article 13(d) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the SOUNDING BOARD of the PERSONNEL AND PROPERTY SERVICES COMMITTEE held in the Committee Room, 7 The Cross, Forfar on Tuesday 23 February 1999 at 5.00 pm.

Present: Councillors WILLIAM MIDDLETON, DAVID SELFRIDGE, ALEX KING, JACK GIBB and THOMAS I N YOUNG.

Apology: An apology for absence was intimated on behalf of Councillor ROB MURRAY.

Councillor MIDDLETON, in the Chair.

1. MINUTE OF PREVIOUS MEETING

The minute of meeting of the Sounding Board of 14 April 1998 was approved as a correct record.

2. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sounding Board resolved, in terms of Standing Order 27(2), that the public and press be excluded during consideration of the following item so as to avoid the disclosure of information which was exempt in terms of Part 1 of Schedule 7A to the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, Paragraph 11.

3. NEGOTIATIONS ON PAY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (APT&C AND MANUAL WORKERS)

There was submitted Report No 215/99 by the Director of Personnel recommending a response to the questions posed in the consultation document on the 1999 Pay Negotiations for Local Government Employees (APT&C and Manual Workers). Appended to the Report was the consultation document from COSLA, the Local Government Pay Claim for 1999 from the Trade Union side of the Scottish Joint Council for Local Government in Scotland and a draft response from Angus Council to the questions posed in the consultation document on the 1999 Pay Negotiations.

The Sounding Board agreed to approve the draft response to the 1999 consultation exercise and to authorise the Director of Personnel to forward it to COSLA.