Towards the end of last year, UNISON along with the GMB and Unite were approached by CNL with a proposal to reinstate public holidays. We negotiated an improved offer and agreed with CNL to ballot members on the improved proposal. As you know the result of the ballot was a very clear yes.

The ballot paper and the letter that was sent with it clearly asked if you accepted the proposal. CNL approved the wording of the letter and the ballot. It was never intended to be way of measuring interest as CNL are now saying.

UNISON is extremely disappointed that CNL have moved the goal posts. This is a shocking way for an employer to treat its staff and we are seeking to get CNL to change their stance.

I’ll update you as the situation unfolds.


Marie Quigley
Branch Secretary