Amicus chief calls time on ‘sweetheart deals’

Amicus
chief Derek Simpson has revealed plans to axe so-called ‘sweetheart deals’ with
employers that often include no-strike clauses.

Mr
Simpson announced he wants to re-examine a number of deals struck with
companies which are not in the interests of workers, according to a report by
online news service Ananova.

Staff
at a number of firms, including Nissan, could now be asked whether they want to
vote on agreements which include no-strike clauses.

Mr
Simpson said hundreds of union officials have contacted him since his election
victory in the summer calling for an end to the sweetheart deals with
employers.

Sweetheart
deals are usually signed with a single union and often include a no-strike
clause and restrictions on collective bargaining areas.

By Ben Willmott

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