Monthly Archives: August 2014

Victory over Mears!

Mears Group have removed their threat of derecognising unions including Unison and the GMB. It seems the speed a petition was put together, how quickly it gained signatures, a joint letter from three would-be Labour MPs, the threat of a … Continue reading

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Stop Mears derecognising unions!

The council’s housing maintenance contractor, Mears, has issued notices to four unions stating their intention to withdraw recognition. Council staff were transferred to Mears under TUPE arrangements when they took over the contract in 2010. The majority of the staff … Continue reading

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Date of second strike day changed – now it’s 14th Oct

Unison’s second Local Government staff strike will now be on Tuesday, 14th October, not 30th September as originally announced. The change of date means that more unions will be taking action on the same day, and it will be nearer … Continue reading

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