Council waste workers win pay dispute

U.K.
After 12 weeks on strike, 300 workers at Leeds City Council’s refuse collection department have decided to return to work following guarantees by the council that their pay would not be cut. The council had threatened to cut pay by up to £6,000 a year for some employees. This was the council’s response to an equal pay claim and rather than increase pay rates for women, the council had wanted to cut the pay of the male dominated refuse collection service. [Read more at > UNISON (EN)->http://www.unison.org.uk/asppresspack/pressrelease_view.asp?id=1657] [And at > GMB (EN)->http://www.gmb.org.uk/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=99343]

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