United Kingdom - Council uses code to tackle two-tier workforce - May 13, 2010

UNISON’s Bargaining Update reports that Sheffield city council in the north west of England has clarified to private contractor Chartwells that it must be all its staff working on the Sheffield school meals contract the same rates as those transferred from the Council in 2001. A Workforce Code of Practice was negotiated by unions, employers and the government in order to prevent the spread of a two-tier workforce in public sector contractors. The city council admits that the Code of Practice should have been applied when the contract was signed three years ago.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/365; http://www.unison.org.uk/bargaining/index.asp


This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI atwww.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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