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Issue No. 1690

In brief

  • MANAGEMENT AT Huddersfield and Calderdale Area Health Authority have been forced to back down from their plans to cut maternity and childcare services in Huddersfield. This retreat by the authority is the outcome of a large and angry campaign including a petition of about 45,000.
  • OVER 300 ancillary workers at Newcastle City Health have won a significant victory over an unfair and unequal bonus system. UNISON helped these workers gain a bonus rise from 6 percent to 15 percent and receive a compensatory payment averaging over �600 with some getting up to �2,000.
  • WORKERS AT De La Rue security printers, High Wycombe, have taken action to protect their sick pay agreement. Around 450 GPMU print union members organised a short overtime ban. This action resulted in the new scheme being scrapped.

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Sat 1 Apr 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1690
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