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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]