Unison rejects local government’s claim of having no money

Unison
has accused London-based local government employers of hiding behind claims
that they have no money after rejecting the union’s claim for £4,000 in London
Weighting.

The
Greater London Provincial Council met this week after three days of industrial
action by London-based local government staff over London weighting allowances.

Employers
said they are waiting for the local government authority to release the
findings on London weighting and for an Audit Commission report to be published
in September.

Julia
Coleman, head of local government at Unison, said: “Our members are bitterly
disappointed about the employers not being prepared to even enter into a
dialogue. They are hiding behind claims of having no money. Public sector
workers including teachers, nurses, the fire brigade and police have all
received London weighting increases while local government staff have been left
out in the cold.”     

www.unison.org.uk

By
Paul Nelson

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