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Unions reject deal with Southampton Council

November 22, 2011 by

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Council Worker unions in Southampton have rejected the Council’s ‘final proposal’ for pay and job cuts amongst its staff, with nearly 70% of members of the Unite and Unison unions voting against them. Out of 2400 members balloted between them, Unison rejected the proposals 389 to 340, whilst Unite rejected it 266 to 53.  62.5% […]

Southampton City Council planning wholesale privatisation of public services, local MP claims

November 12, 2011 by

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The leaders of Southampton City Council are planning a “wholesale privatisation” of local services in order to become an infamous ‘Virtual Council’, which local MP Alan Whitehead claims will be “a disaster for Southampton”. The accusation comes following the publishing of the Council’s “Change Agenda” written by Council Leader Royston Smith and Chief Executive Alastair […]

Minister says there’s “no excuse” for cuts to social care like Southampton Council’s

November 1, 2011 by

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The Minister for Care Services has criticised local authorities such as Southampton for cutting social care using the excuse of central government cuts despite extra money has been made available for social care. In a statement from local MPs Alan Whitehead and John Denham Southampton City Council has been slammed for planning to cut almost […]

Southampton Unions mulling new pay deal whilst preparing for N30 pensions strike

November 1, 2011 by

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The members of the Southampton City Council Unite and Unison unions will tomorrow be meeting to discuss whether to accept or reject the latest pay deal between the Council and Union chiefs, which may see an end to months of industrial action across the City. Even if they do accept though there’s likely to be […]

Talks resume between Southampton Council and Unions (but they’re also gearing up for a face-off in court)

September 14, 2011 by

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Talks have once again resumed between Southampton City Council and the Unite and Unison unions over continuing strike action this Summer in an effort to finally resolve the dispute. The two sides haven’t met since early August as the row between them became ever more bitter amidst claims by both sides of obstructing their progress.  […]

Deadline looms for Southampton Council as Unions show no signs of backing down

July 9, 2011 by

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The 11th July deadline for workers at Southampton City Council to accept the new contracts denounced by Unions as unfair is rapidly approaching, with many workers still refusing to sign. At least 35% of workers (according to Council figures) have yet to sign up to the new contracts, which Unions campaigned for members not to […]

MP and Union bosses slam Council as Southampton strikes intensify

June 8, 2011 by

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Union bosses and local MP Alan Whitehead have slammed Southampton City Council’s leadership for allegedly blocking progress in solving the ongoing industrial dispute between the Council and its workers over new contracts and pay cuts by repeatedly postponing talks and top members taking holidays. It appears that talks between the Council and the Unions have […]