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Kirklees council staff set to strike

by Nick Ruff, branch chair of Kirklees Unison (pc)
Issue No. 2304

Some 430 admin workers at Kirklees council in West Yorkshire have voted to strike by 70 percent on a 45 percent turnout.

The strike is over council plans to reduce admin support across the council by half.

The Unison members agreed strike dates on Wednesday of next week and 12-14 June.

The union’s demands are for no compulsory redundancies or pay cuts and for the council to work within negotiated agreements.

Send messages of support to Kirklees Unison, 4 New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP, or phone 01484 511 826

Doncaster council workers have voted to take action short of a strike over pay and conditions. But the Unison members narrowly voted by 50.4 percent not to strike.

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Tue 22 May 2012, 17:25 BST
Issue No. 2304
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