Date 3 October 2006
Enforced cuts in pay and conditions spark council protest
UNISON members working for Falkirk council will protest in numbers
at the council meeting tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 4) against the council's
threats to tear up everyone's existing contracts and impose new
pay, grades and conditions.
This is an attempt by the Council to impose their proposed job
evaluation on staff rather than negotiate the changes needed by
equal pay legislation and the single status agreement.
The local UNISON branch has organised a lobby at Falkirk Municipal
Buildings at 12 noon to allow staff to take their anger direct to
Gray Allan, UNISON Falkirk's Branch Secretary said: "We are expecting
a big turn out of members to show their anger about the council's
threats. UNISON has made it clear that we do not accept their attempt
to force people to accept worse pay and conditions"
The demonstration will be at 12 NOON - 12.30pm Wednesday, 4th October,
2006, Outside Falkirk Municipal Building, During Full Council Meeting
UNISON spokespeople will be available for interview.
For Further Information Please Contact: Tony Beekman - Shop
Steward - Community Services 0772 085 0654(m) 01324 851 458(o) Gray
Allan - Branch Secretary - 01324 412 222(o)