Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

INDUSTRIAL ACTION MOOTED BY UNISON

  • Comment
A number of Unison branches are balloting their members on taking industrial action over planned budget cuts, to fo...
A number of Unison branches are balloting their members on taking industrial action over planned budget cuts, to follow the day of action at Newcastle City Council last month.

Derbyshire CC Unison members are being asked to vote on a one-day strike for 5 April, while Unison members in Birmingham are considering a day of action for 4 April.

Derbyshire is considering its action to protest against planned cuts of over £30 million which Unison says will put more than 1,000 jobs at risk. Birmingham has said it will have to lose 600 jobs to accommodate cuts of £41m.

Both branches made it clear the action was directed against the government, rather than the local authorities themselves.

In addition, there is a national lobby of Parliament next Tuesday by trade unions, including the Unison and the National Union of Teachers.

Other Unison branches which organised lobbies and rallies, though not industrial action, include Sunderland, Sheffield, Lothian and Highland.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.