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Meet the new boss? Southampton prepares to go to the polls

April 30, 2012 by

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All 3 main parties are fighting hard in the run up to the local elections on Thursday 3rd May, which could see the political map of Southampton significantly changed.  As is our custom, we present you with a rough guide to what’s going on and our own vague predictions! First, a trip down memory lane […]

Unions & campaigners to rally outisde Council as Southampton’s budget is set

February 15, 2012 by

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Union members and anti-cuts campaigners are to rally outside the Civic Centre later today as Southampton’s councillors meet to debate and set the budget for the coming year. It is expected that many of the austerity measures proposed and discussed in the past year will be rubber stamped, which campaigners say will ensure further job […]

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.  […]