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The FCTU Silvan House Committee is one of the FCTU's four area teams and is responsible for leading on the FCTU's work in Silvan House.

News and Issues

Establishing new Corporate Services and HR Services Arrangements 8th September 2015

Consultation on the rationale establishing new Corporate Services and HR Services arrangments in FC England, Scotland and Forest Research, moving away from the Shared Service model, has concluded, with FCTU accepting the proposals in principle having received some re-assurances to issues raised. FCTU are participants in this ongoing change and leading from this we will be consulted on a variety of business cases that involve individual change proposals and subsequent impacts.

The Case for Retaining An Integrated Forestry Commission 9th March 2015

The FC Trade Unions have produced a paper making the case for retaining an integrated Forestry Commission, defining what makes the FC such an important organisation. It represents a distillation of the views expressed by the overwhelming majority of union members in the FC; and provides a credible argument on the validity of retaining an evolving FC.

Woodland Policy Enabling Programme - A Credible Alternative 1st September 2014

While FCTU continue to engage with the WPEP and its various proposals, we have developed a case for retaining a better Forestry Commission for the Future. Click here to view the FCTU's alternative to the current programme, outlining the preferred options of the unions for the future management, ownership and funding of the forest estate. It specifically focuses on government proposals to restructure the Forestry Commission England and Scotland and the establishment of a Public Forest Estate Management Organisation (PFEMO).

Members' Meeting Autumn 2014 - Strengthening Your Mandate 27th August 2014

The FC Trade Unions would like to invite members of all five Forestry Unions (PCS, Unite, Prospect, GMB and FDA) to attend a members' meeting in Silvan House Staff Restaurant on 7th October at 1430 – Chaired by Allan MacKenzie, FCTU Secretary.

The purpose of this meeting - part of a series across the FC - is to strengthen the current mandate and develop a joint union policy on retaining a fully integrated, sustainably resourced and evolving Forestry Commission into the future. The meeting will contain a presentation followed by a question and answer session. Union Facility Time to attend has been granted by the FC.

Please make every effort to attend. It is vitally important that we hear your views, aspirations and concerns in order to engage with the FC fully on your behalf.

FCTU Reaction to Queen's Speech 9th June 2014

The speech and the State opening of Parliament on 4th June have come and gone with no mention of forestry throughout the day. This is a massive relief to the hard working staff in the FC and we now have more time to consider the current Government’s proposals and look forward to influencing the next incoming administration in Westminster... (click here to view briefing)