United Kingdom -Municipality angers unions -February 15, 2012

Trade unions involved in the long-running dispute over pay cuts at Southampton City Council in the south of England are taking legal action over the authority’s failure to consult properly over redundancies and over the unfair dismissal of 1,000 workers. The response of the Council was to allocate UKP 600,000 (€ 706,000) from the money it has saved on salaries to a fund to pay compensation. The unions organised a demonstration on 15 February in Southampton outside the Council and have announced a major demonstration in London and industrial action for 10 April (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 May, June, July-August, September and October 2011, and Year 5 January 2012).

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/458; http://www.unison.org.uk/news ...
http://www.soton-unison-office.org.uk/latestnews.htm

 

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