By Nick Ruff, Kirklees Unison Branch Chair (pc)
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Kirklees Unison vote to strike over single status

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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.
Issue 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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