Date 4 December 2006
Talks between Glasgow City Council and UNISON lead to cancellation
Following talks between Glasgow City Council and UNISON, the union
has decided to call off the strike action planned for December 5th,
6th and 7th.
Speaking after the meeting Glasgow City UNISON Branch Chair Mike
Kirby and Council Leader Steven Purcell issued the following statement.
"Glasgow City Council and UNISON have reached an agreement about
the implementation of the Workforce Pay and Benefits review. We
will now work together on staff development and service reform in
order to ensure that we deliver a high quality service to the citizens
of Glasgow and protect take home pay in the long term.
"The Council is committed to assisting individual employees who
are in a loss of earnings position and has given a clear commitment
to ensure all appropriate action is taken to provide such employees
with the opportunity to move to a higher level post, thus allowing
maintenance of their earnings in the long term.
"Development plans and service redesign are the two main means
of achieving the objective stated above. It is the clear intention
to have agreed plans in place for all relevant staff which are capable
of delivery by March 2009.
"The Council is prepared to agree an extension beyond March 2009
where it has not been possible to complete the development plan
and/or where service redesign has not been practically implemented.
"The overall progress of the Employee Development Commitment from
now until at least March 2009 will be the subject of regular monitoring
involving the Trade Unions through the Steering Group already established.”
For Further Information Please Contact: Mike Kirby(Glasgow
City Branch Chair) 0845 355 0845(w) 07803 952 261(m) Chris Bartter
(Communications Officer) 0845 355 0845(w) 0771 558 3729(m)