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NO FAVOURS ON REVIEW JOB LOSSES, WARNS UNISON

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Unison has warned councils they cannot expect any favours should staff be made compulsorily redundant following reo...
Unison has warned councils they cannot expect any favours should staff be made compulsorily redundant following reorganisation.

Assistant general secretary Keith Sonnet told the Association of County Councils annual conference the union would not hesitate to take test cases of unfair dismissals to industrial tribunals.

He said Unison's legal opinion, which it obtained from John Cavanagh QC, also extended the same transfer of undertakings rights to chief officers.

While acknowledging that Unison had worked closely with the Staff Commission, Mr Sonnet said its advice and the opinion from Professor Upex were 'disappointing'.

'We expect the Staff Commission to challenge the guidance, to be braver than it has been,' he said.
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