Council uses code to tackle two-tier workforce

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The May issue of UNISON’s Bargaining Update reports that Sheffield city council in the north west of England has told private contractor Chartwells that it must be all its staff working on the Sheffield school meals contract the same rates as those transferred from the Council in 2001. A Workforce Code of Practice was negotiated by unions, employers and the government in order to prevent the spread of a two-tier workforce in public sector contractors. The city council admits that the Code of Practice should have been applied when the contract was signed three years ago.
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