Sunday, April 17, 2011

Strike action in prospect in Manchester against job losses

Whoever thought that UNISON members in Manchester did not have the leadership and confidence necessary to fight job losses - you were wrong! Great news from Tony Wilson is that members of his branch are set upon strike action and are currently balloting. UNISON Branch Secretary Tony Wilson said; “Not only is the process needlessly making people compulsory redundant it is causing widespread concern and lack of morale across the workforce. The employer’s claims of increased organisational effectiveness lack any credibility. The process is extremely labour intensive and is actually delaying easy cost savings in some areas. The organisation has failed to consider the impacts changes could have on service provision. Consequently we are urging our members to Vote YES to strike action”. Theresa Griffin UNISON Regional Organiser added; “UNISON members do not take industrial action lightly but we have been forced to ballot our members due to the intransigence of this employer, however, UNISON will seek to avoid this industrial action and has sought early talks with the employer.”

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