Wednesday, September 15, 2010

TUC condemns Birmingham ConDems

Hardline Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, Stephen Hughes, has issued notice of dismissal to thousands of the employees of the Council, governed by a Liberal-Tory administration.



This is an object lesson in how not to manage change in local government, being offered by England's largest local authority, which has a recent track record of hostility to trade unions.



Congress has just agreed an Emergency Motion calling for the withdrawal of the dismissal notices or the resignation of the Chief Executive from his £220,000 a year job. I think we should probably be asking for both these things.



This is a vitally important test for our movement.

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