Local government threatens industrial action over pay

Unions
have reiterated threats for a ‘summer of disruption’ if local government
employers don’t meet pay claims.

The
unions say local government employers are refusing to compromise over staff
claims for a 6 per cent annual pay rise.

Next
month staff will be balloted on industrial action over the employers’ offer of
a 3 per cent annual pay increase. Unions are demanding an increase of 6 per
cent or £1,750 – whichever is greater.

Bill
Morris, general secretary of the T&G, said: "Our claim is just and
must be met. By your intransigent attitude you have managed to march your
workers to the top of the hill of despair.

"Make
no mistake they are not there to admire the view. Only a just offer to our
claim will avoid a summer of disruption."

By Paul Nelson

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