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    Birmingham council refuse workers consider industrial action, as 122 jobs axed
    June 17, 2017 - Saturday

    Refuse workers at Birmingham city council, who have voted overwhelmingly for strike action, will be considering industrial action, as the council swings the axe on 122 waste collection jobs. The refuse workers, members of Unite, the country’s largest union, voted by 90 per cent for strike action over proposed job cuts to the city’s waste …

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    Unions call for a long overdue pay rise for hard-pressed council employees
    June 15, 2017 - Thursday

    Three unions representing more than 1.6 million local government employees in schools and councils across England, Wales and Northern Ireland have today (Wednesday 14 June) submitted a pay claim that attempts to narrow the growing gap between declining wages and the rising cost of living. The claim for the year from next April seeks to …

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    Refuse workers win landmark victory in overtime pay case, says Unite
    June 14, 2017 - Wednesday

    Veolia Environmental Services was accused by Unite, the country’s largest union, of hiding behind Brexit when it failed to incorporate overtime pay into annual holiday pay citing ‘Brexit legal uncertainty’. Unite hailed an employment tribunal ruling last week as a ‘landmark victory’ which will have implications for the union’s several thousand members working on French-owned …

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    Survey, Local Authority Pay – Have Your Say
    May 11, 2017 - Thursday

    Dear member Pay in local government is at an all time low with below inflation pay rises and cuts to local terms and conditions. We are carrying out this pay survey –  firstly to agree the NJC Green Book pay claim for 2018 and secondly to drive forward the public sector pay campaign Please take …

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    EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND GENERAL SECRETARY BALLOT STARTS TODAY
    March 27, 2017 - Monday

    EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AND GENERAL SECRETARY BALLOT STARTS TODAY [27TH MARCH] AND ENDS ON 19TH APRIL – YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR BALLOT IN THE POST   As a union member in the South East Region that also works in Local Authorities you have a vote for regional, industrial and each of the national equalities seats of the Executive …

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