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APPENDIX I to the minute of meeting of the Personnel and Property Services Committee of 18 June 2002 (Article 8(b) refers)

MINUTE of MEETING of the APPEALS SUB-COMMITTEE of the PERSONNEL AND PROPERTY SERVICES COMMITTEE held in the First Floor Meeting Room, 7 The Cross, Forfar on Tuesday 11 June 2002 at 11.30 am.

Present: Councillors JACK GIBB, ROBERT MYLES and KITTY RITCHIE.

1. APPOINTMENT OF CONVENER

The Sub-Committee agreed that Councillor Kitty Ritchie be appointed as Convener for the meeting, whereupon Councillor Ritchie took the Chair.

2. EXCLUSION OF PUBLIC AND PRESS

The Sub-Committee resolved, in terms of Standing Order 27(2), that the public and press be excluded from the meeting 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 1.

3. EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ­ GRADING APPEALS

(i) Procedure

The Sub-Committee noted the procedure to be followed for the grading appeals to be considered at this meeting.

(ii) Appeals

The Sub-Committee considered grading appeals in respect of a group of employees within the Education Department.

After hearing submissions by Michael McNeill, Regional Officer of UNISON on behalf of the appellants and by Hugh Robertson , Personnel Services Manager on behalf of the Authority, the Sub-Committee found that the grounds of the appeals had not been substantiated and that accordingly the appeals be not upheld.

The parties were then re-called to the meeting and advised of the decision.

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