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Manchester dispute at crucial stage

Issue No. 2040

The battle to defend jobs and services by Unison union members at Manchester’s mental health and social care trust was at a crucial stage as Socialist Worker went to press.

At talks between management and the union at the Acas arbitration service, management agreed that – contrary to their initial statements – there will be no compulsory redundancies.

Unison branch secretary Karen Reissmann said, “Our bosses have conceded that our 300 members will remain in community posts, rather than being reassigned to ward based work.

“We are now fighting over the size of the mental health team and the pay grades that will cover the new posts.”

Send messages of support to or to the Unison union office, 70 Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9UN

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Sat 3 Mar 2007, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2040
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