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Ballot for strike action at Birmingham

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Construction union UCATT is set to ballot its members at Birmingham City Council for strike action after it went ahead with plans to change staff terms and conditions of work.

UCATT says that it has not been consulted on the changes and claims that the contracts contain “inferior” terms and conditions.

UCATT’s regional secretary for the Midlands, Steve Murphy, said: “Birminghamcouncil leaders are acting like feudal barons, who believe they have complete mastery of their workers. Such actions are a disgrace in the 21st century and must be condemned."

He added: "Strike action is always a last resort but our members have got no option due to the council’s intransigent stance”.

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