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STRIKE ACTION IS NEXT STAGE IN FALKIRK SINGLE STATUS ROW

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Several thousand trade unionists at Falkirk Council are threatening to take industrial action on Monday in protest ...
Several thousand trade unionists at Falkirk Council are threatening to take industrial action on Monday in protest at its single status pay policy.

A legal bid by Unison in the Court of Session yesterday to halt the plans, including those for dismissals, failed. The judge said the issue should be heard by an employment tribunal.

Unison expects to restart talks with management soon.

'With a national demonstration and an effective day of action behind us hopefully we get the council's attention,' branch secretary Gray Allan said.

A council spokesman said:

'This decision by the court allows the authority to implement a package of pay and conditions aimed promoting equality in the workplace.

'However, the council has no sense of satisfaction over this, only continued determination to do the best for our employees and for the council taxpayer.'

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