Stop the council cuts

Unite warns North Lanarkshire council against imposing cuts

Unite the Union today (12 March) issued a warning to North Lanarkshire council that if services are cut as proposed by the Transformation and Digitalisation committee, failure to protect the take home pay of Unite members could result in action from the workforce.

Unite had previously raised concerns that recommendations made to change staffing numbers and contractual terms would not be supported by Unite, and that any changes that would result in financial loss to our members could not be supported. Unite felt that proposals, without a loss to take home pay could be acceptable. However, as conversations are ongoing between Facility Support Services and Unite representatives about different models of service implementations, the decision by the Transformation and Digitalisation committee to propose cuts must be met with the warning that negotiations must be allowed to take place before anything is imposed on staff.

Charlie McDonald, Unite regional industrial officer, said : “The proposed cuts to our members’ jobs, and their terms and conditions, by the committee are completely unacceptable to Unite. We are continuing to table and negotiate different proposals with Facility Support Services, but North Lanarkshire council must ensure that it hears the voices of our members through these negotiations, rather than imposed cuts on the workforce.”

ENDS

For more information contact Charlie McDonald on 07843352191

Notes to editors:

  • Unite Scotland is the country’s biggest and most diverse trade union with around 150,000 members. The union is led in Scotland by Pat Rafferty.

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