a million local authorities staff are expected to take part in today’s 24-hour
walkout over the annual pay rise..
are demanding double the 3 per cent offer.
councils have been accused by unions of intimidating staff to put them off
T&G trade union claims that employees were being threatened with
redundancy, pay and pensions cuts and disciplinary action if they took part in
the strike action.
Dromey, national organiser at the T&G, said it was “immoral” for councils
to intimidate staff.
Prentis, general secretary of Unison, said: “The government has got to make
more money available if local authorities if it wants to make sure this dispute
does not drag on.”