United Kingdom -Unions fight back against local authorities -August 25, 2011

Trade unions organising local government staff are facing employers who are taking a tough line on pay cuts. In Plymouth the City Council has withdrawn recognition of the UNISON union for collective bargaining in response to the union’s rejection of proposals to cut workers’ pay. Meanwhile, the dispute over pay cuts at Southampton City Council is continuing with members of the Unite and UNISON unions taking strike action. In addition, these unions have started legal proceedings against the City Council for the way in which it dealt with the dismissals (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 May and June 2011).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/436; http://www.epsu.org/cob/433

http://www.unison.org.uk/asppresspack/pressrelease_view.asp?id=2411  

http://www.unitetheunion.org/news__events/latest_news/council_pays_for_empty ...

 

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 at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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