Friday, 17 May 2013

Stirling Council set to move away from collective bargaining – unions prepare for strike ballot

17 May 2013
Statement from the joint trade unions at Stirling Council – UNISON, Unite, GMB and UCATT

Council set to walk away from negotiations, collective bargaining:

It is with regret that we inform you that Stirling Council management indicated today that they intend to move away from the collective bargaining process. The trade unions therefore are left with no alternative but to prepare to ballot their members for industrial action. Stirling Council proposes savage cuts to both pay and terms and conditions, coming on the back of 3 years of a pay freeze.




Notes to editors:

1    The attack on pay, holidays and terms and conditions comes at a time when council employees have suffered a real terms pay cut because of the pay freeze.

2    UNISON’s recent report  ‘Wages, inflation and inequality’ shows the “triple whammy” of pay freezes, inflation and tax and benefit changes affecting ordinary families




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