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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]