Since its inception in 2016, the administrative functions and membership management of the Association of Local Council Clerks (ALCC) has been performed by the SLCC under a grants and services agreement. This was a three-year package of administrative and financial support aimed at enabling the ALCC to establish itself as a sustainable independent body. This agreement has now ended and the ALCC administers its own membership. In order to ensure you are a member of the only dedicated trade union in this sector you must now elect to join directly with the ALCC.
To date over 1,600 councils have employees enjoying the benefits of membership which include professional employment support, advice and representation.
The SLCC advisory service will continue to offer advice on non-contentious employment matters and advice to clerks as line-managers as well as the full range of non-employment queries.
Advisors, Gwilym Rippon and Lionel Thatcher, have now transferred from the SLCC to the ALCC and can be reached on the following email addresses, Gwilym.Rippon@alccunion.co.uk and Lionel.Thatcher@alccunion.co.uk. We’d like to thank both Gwilym and Lionel for their many years’ service as SLCC Advisors during which they have supported untold numbers of clerks and supported colleagues through a wide range of challenging circumstances. We wish them well in their continued support of professionals in the local council sector in their roles in the only specialist trade union in our sector.
ALCC members can now contact their union via the new dedicated telephone number – 03300 552 881 or visit the website www.alccunion.co.uk