Unite has a strong presence in the Forestry Commission with a good shop steward structure throughout the sector, co-ordinated by a senior representative. Key issues covered include: Forestry Commission devolution; harmonisation of terms and conditions with non-industrial staff; health and safety; and strategic campaigning to ensure that forestry land is not sold and the commission's stock is diminished as this land is managed exceptionally well by the Forestry Commission and remains in public ownership - the estate expanded for the benefit of everyone.

FCTUThis draft briefing is to provide sufficient information and make argument as to why the preservation of the Forestry Commission (FC) and status of its employees is vitally important to the general public in England today. Click here to download the briefing.