Employers' spokesman Charles Nolda has responded to the news that town hall members of Unison have rejected their u...
Employers' spokesman Charles Nolda has responded to the news that town hall members of Unison have rejected their union's call for strike action, in a statement from the Local Government Management Board.
Mr Nolda said: 'We are not surprised by the result. Council staff know that councils only had 1.5% in their budgets for pay rises and if they had given a larger pay award it would have to be paid for in lost jobs and services.
'What does surprise us is that Unison has, once again, wasted its members' time and money on a strike ballot which no-one really believed they could win.'
One in seven Unison members voted for strike action, with a 52% turn out for the ballot: 82,546 votes in favour of strike action, 191,103 against, said the LGMB.