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    LGA Labour leader ‘unreservedly welcomes’ cap-busting pay offer
    December 10, 2017 - Sunday

    LGA Labour leader ‘unreservedly welcomes’ cap-busting pay offer, as Labour leaders unite to demand Chancellor funds it Cllr Nick Forbes, Labour’s leader in local government, has ‘unreservedly welcomed’ today’s pay offer to council staff, in which they will receive a 2% pay increase in each of the next two years. But more than ninety Labour …

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    Unions table ‘pay justice’ claim for local government craftworkers
    December 10, 2017 - Sunday

    Trade unions Unite and GMB have tabled a pay claim on behalf of local government craftworkers, which is seeking a downpayment on ‘pay justice’ for members. The workers who are covered by the terms and conditions of the Joint Negotiating Committee for Local Authority and Craft Associated Employees (Red Book agreement) primarily undertake housing and …

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    Council pay offer to be considered by local government unions
    December 6, 2017 - Wednesday

    Unite, Unison and GMB have today (Tuesday 5 December) received a letter from the local government employers outlining a proposed two-year pay deal for council and school support staff in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The three unions representing local government staff will now put the offer to their respective committees for consideration. The offer …

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    Hammond urged to give public sector workers a generous pay rise
    November 20, 2017 - Monday

    Gaffe-prone chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to give public sector workers, battered by pay austerity since 2010, a generous pay rise in Wednesday’s budget. Unite assistant general secretary for the public sector Gail Gartmail said: “Since the Tories came to power in 2010, they have targeted the public sector for swingeing cuts that have …

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    Unite hails victory in Bromley council rep victimisation case
    November 6, 2017 - Monday

    A union rep at Bromley council has won her employment tribunal (ET) case which found she was victimised for trade union activities, Unite, the country’s largest union, has announced. Unite Legal Services lodged claims against the Conservative-controlled council’s treatment of Kathy Smith, a council employee and Unite branch secretary, who firmly opposed the council’s mass …

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