1. This provides for the implementation of the agreement between Scottish employers and trade unions (a) to introduce a new Scottish agreement to replace the APT -C (blue book) manual and the manual (green book) and b) in order to bring together the existing negotiating mechanisms for the APT-C and the manual craftsmen. 4. In addition to this part, the Scottish agreement consists of the national agreement on the payment and terms of service provided by local authorities. 7. Negotiations with a single table will take place from 1 April 1999 at the national level or at an earlier agreed date, as part of the agreement on the uniform status of dissolution of the former Scottish Councils APT-C and Manual Worker and the creation of a new Scottish Joint Council for Local Government Services (SJC). The constitution of the new SJC is attached to Part 1 of the Red Book. The principle of individual negotiations is recommended by councils at the local level. In the case of a dispute over the terms of employment between the two parties of the Commission, the dispute, if both parties request it, is referred to CASA for arbitration. The award will be accepted and treated by both parties, as if it were an agreement between the two parties. 3.
The status of the provisions of Parts 2 and 3 is presented in the first part. The second part contains important Scottish provisions, while the third part contains other Scottish provisions which can be amended on the ground through negotiations between the Council and the trade unions. Part 1 sets out a procedure for dealing with local breaches of agreement on proposed amendments to a Part 3 provision. However, Scottish negotiators are urging local parties to bring such local negotiations closer together with an open mind, which is not immediately determined to veto or impose changes, but rather to negotiate to reach an agreement. 12.1 Achieving a central objective of uniform status requires fair and non-discriminatory classification structures at the local level to integrate former APT-C employees and former workers. An employment assessment system has been developed and is recommended that governments have access to it. PART 3 Other Scottish provisions that can be changed through local negotiations. The party proposing a change must state in writing what changes are sought and why, and the parties must then attempt to reach an agreement, usually within three months. If it is not possible to reach an agreement, each party may refer the non-agreement of the common secretaries (or other persons agreed to by mutual agreement) to the joint secretaries for conciliation. Employers and trade unions in Scottish local authorities are considering a fair and advanced employment programme to support innovative quality services.