Strike action averted as Hackney managers finish talks

Strike action by staff at Hackney Council has been suspended
this week.

It was averted because senior managers agreed not to issue
90-day notices to reduce employment terms and conditions until negotiations
with unions have finished.

A strike was planned for today in response to Hackney’s
proposed plans to change employees’ employment contracts as part of council’s
spending cuts.

“The council’s action should pave the way for a better
atmosphere for talks, so we have decided not to strike as an indication of
goodwill. However, we will need to see significant progress through
negotiations before we call off our action completely,” said Paul Fawcett,
T&G regional industrial organiser.

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