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UNISON 2002 CONFERENCE REPORT - UNISON GEARS UP FOR LATEST STRIKE ACTION

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Unison is gearing up for an overwhelming 'yes' vote in its ballot for strike action over local government pay. ...
Unison is gearing up for an overwhelming 'yes' vote in its ballot for strike action over local government pay.

This is despite the employers' latest attempt to persuade workers to accept the 3% pay deal by spending a substantial amount of money on newspaper adverts. Employers have given detailed advice to councils on methods to persuade workers to vote against strike action. A fighting fund has been set up with contributions from all councils.

Unison's head of local government Heather Wakefield said: 'This is an interesting waste of tax payers' money. They [employers] have asked councils to contribute to the cost of the newspaper adverts and I do not imagine they have consulted local taxpayers on whether their money should be wasted on such things.'
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