CAMPAIGN SUCCESS – NO CUTS TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in News | 0 comments

UNISON, Unite and the GMB unions have opposed the Council’s plans to cut members take home pay through a £2m attack on terms and conditions. After consulting with affected members each union issued a formal notice of dispute to the Council advising of our intention to take industrial action as we moved to protect your pay. At a meeting with the Chief Executive on Friday 24 January we were advised that the Council had “pushed pause” on the process while they assessed their options. They were clear that no changes to our members’ terms and conditions would take place until such time that they called us back to the table. The unions are delighted that our campaign has succeeded in retaining the status quo. We have always said and will continue to say that our door is open to continuing negotiations around any issue – but we will continue to campaign vigorously to protect our members jobs and pay. 3109 employees will not be losing contractual earnings Thanks to all members who came to the many union meetings. Together we are stronger!!   John Mooney Branch Secretary...

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Branch Enters Formal Dispute

Posted by on Jan 23, 2014 in News | 0 comments

As you will be aware, we have been in talks with the Council regarding their intention to cut our terms and conditions, slashing take home pay for those affected. On Friday 17th January we met with the Council and advised that as the threat to terms and conditions were still on the table, we could go no further in our negotiations. This was not an easy decision after 8 months of talks, but with the Councils implementation date of 1 April 2014 looming, we felt that we had to act now to protect you. As such, we have now written to the Council advising them that we are formally in dispute with them over their proposals and we are now preparing the legal paperwork which will allow us to ballot selected groups on industrial action. We will continue to keep you updated at each step of the process – as you will appreciate, events will begin to move quite quickly from here on in. Although we are acting to protect our members we are still open to talks with the Council and feel very strongly that there is a way to resolve this issue. Please remember that you can keep up to date with events on our website at www.unisonnorthlan.org.uk and by searching Facebook for Unison NorthLanarkshire (no space between North and Lanarkshire). We will also continue with e-mail updates and direct mailings as appropriate. Yours sincerely JOHN MOONEY BRANCH...

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Member Meeting Update

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Once again the turn out at last nights meeting was really good, full of members who had questions and opinions on how we can fight this threat to our terms and conditions. Rest assured every suggestion will be considered in what will be an essential campaign to defend our members. John Mooney

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Meeting Update

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Another huge thank you to the members who attended last night’s meeting in St Andrews High, it was great to be able to talk to our members about the proposed cuts and once again there was a real strength of feeling against the proposals. So come along to the Glo Centre, Muir Street, Motherwell tonight at 7pm for the last of this set of meetings to get the information you need and to give us your thoughts and feelings on what’s going on. Look forward to seeing you tonight. John...

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Member Meeting Update

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in News | 0 comments

Thanks to all members who attended last nights meeting in Cumbernauld, it was a good meeting with plenty of discussion on what can and should be done to protect our terms and conditions from attack. It was clear that there is an appetite for action in response to NLC’s cuts. Remember the Coatbridge meeting is in St Andrews High tonight at 7pm, and the Motherwell meeting is in The Glo Centre at 7pm on Thursday. Please come along, remember that it is a Joint Trade Union meeting for members of UNISON, UNITE and GMB, any non members can come along and join on the night. John...

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