United Kingdom - Unions step up action on Southampton City Council - June 28, 2011

The Unison and Unite unions have decided to step up their action concerning the Southampton City Council, in response to the Council’s decision to sack 4,300 employees across a range of services and re-employ them on new contracts with an overage 5% lower pay. Recent talks with the Council have failed to produce any progress and so the unions are now involving more workers in the industrial action. As a first step, on 28 June 300 library workers, refuse collectors, street cleaning workers and bridge toll collectors and garbage workers started a seven-day strike.

English: http://www.unison.org.uk/news/news_view.asp?did=6957

 

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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