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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 […]

Strike hits Southampton City Council as unions vote for a summer of industrial action

May 24, 2011 by

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Rolling strikes targeting Southampton City Council have begun after the Unison and UNITE union branches voted in favour of industrial action. The walkouts have begun this week with over 100 refuse collectors walking out yesterday and holding a picket at the City Waste Depot (pictured).  The Unions’ plan is to have at least one section […]

Tories retain control in Southampton, but Labour win the popular vote

May 6, 2011 by

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The Tories have retained control of Southampton City Council with 26 seats, but have had their majority cut from 8 to 4. In total Labour gained 4 seats – 2 from the Tories and 2 from the Lib Dems – putting their new share at 19 seats, whilst the Lib Dems have been left languishing […]

Southampton goes to the polls: Summary and Predictions

May 3, 2011 by

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Councillor seats across Southampton are up for grabs this Thursday 5th, with many expecting the local election to deliver a verdict on how the Council is dealing out the cuts dealt out by the coalition government. Seats in all 16 wards are holding elections for councillors alongside the referendum on AV, with a slew of […]

Biomass Power Plant plans delayed in the face of public backlash

April 26, 2011 by

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Planning permission for the proposed Biomass Power Station has been delayed for a redesign and second consultation following a backlash against the original plans by residents in Millbrook. Nearby residents were up in arms against the original plans, as we reported on previously, over concerns that the proposed building would dwarf local houses, create extra […]

Protests galore as Southampton demonstrates against the cuts

March 23, 2011 by

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Pissed off Southamptoners will be taking to the streets of Southampton and London over the next couple of days as protests against cuts from both local and national government kick off following the coalition’s budget announcement today. At half 12 on Thursday 24th members of the Unite and UNISON unions for council workers will be […]