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Kirklees Unison vote to strike over single status

by Nick Ruff, Kirklees Unison Branch Chair (pc)
Issue No. 2132

Kirklees Unison union members in West Yorkshire have responded magnificently to the employer’s threat to sack and re-hire the whole workforce of 12,500.

The council has informed staff that if the single status deal is not agreed by 27 February they will sack and re-engage the whole workforce on a 90 day notice. They intend to impose the new contracts from 1 June.

Unison members have voted for action by a massive majority in a consultative ballot, with 84 percent agreeing to strike if the council issues any notices on 27 February.

The council have already stated that negotiations will now continue.

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Mon 15 Dec 2008, 19:00 GMT
Issue No. 2132
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