Unions fight back against local authorities

Local government trade unions are facing employers who are taking a tough line on pay cuts. In Plymouth in the South West the council has withdrawn recognition of UNISON for collective bargaining in response to the union’s rejection of proposals to cut workers’ pay. Meanwhile, the dispute over pay cuts at Southampton City Council is continuing with members of the Unite and UNISON trade unions taking strike action. [Read more on Plymouth at > UNISON->http://www.unison.org.uk/asppresspack/pressrelease_view.asp?id=2411] [And further at > UNISON->http://www.unison.org.uk/news/news_view.asp?did=7160] [And on Southampton at > Unite->http://www.unitetheunion.org/news__events/latest_news/council_pays_for_empty_bins_to.aspx?lang=en-gb] [And at UNISON->http://www.unison.org.uk/news/news_view.asp?did=7119]

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