Browsing All posts tagged under »Southampton Public Sector Strikes«

Solent on strike: walk-out round-up and the government’s Autumn Statement

December 1, 2011 by

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Thousands of public sector workers went on strike yesterday in what Unions say was the biggest collective day of action since the Winter of Discontent or even the 1926 General Strike. Over 2’000 are reported to have marched on Southampton’s Guildhall with hundreds also rallying in rainy Newport, Portsmouth and Winchester as a predicted 15’000 […]

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 […]