Union to protest over pay cut plans

TRADE union members are to express their concerns over pay cuts and changes to working practices ahead of a meeting tonight (Tuesday, April 29).

TRADE union members are to express their concerns over pay cuts and changes to working practices ahead of a meeting tonight (Tuesday, April 29).

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TRADE union members are to express their concerns over pay cuts and changes to working practices ahead of a meeting tonight (Tuesday, April 29).

Unison members employed in the Street Scene department at Darlington Borough Council will make their feelings known at tonight’s cabinet meeting.

Branch secretary Joe Wright said: “The strength of feeling is running very high among our members who are quite rightly angry over the prospect of pay cuts and changes to working practices.

“Beneath the brave faces, our members are very worried about the impact these proposals will have on themselves and their families.

“Morale is at an all time low and they are feeling extremely let down by this Labour-controlled council.”

The cabinet meets at 5pm, at Darlington Town Hall.

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6:20pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Spy Boy says...

You can understand just how these workers are feeling, especially when their execs just ride over the recession on their inflated salaries and expenses. They are untouched by redundancies, apart from voluntary ones that come with six figure payoffs. I know that the likes of Ada Burns will complain that they have not had a raise for three years. I think we could all manage on her inflated £156,000 salary plus £26,000+ pension.
You can understand just how these workers are feeling, especially when their execs just ride over the recession on their inflated salaries and expenses. They are untouched by redundancies, apart from voluntary ones that come with six figure payoffs. I know that the likes of Ada Burns will complain that they have not had a raise for three years. I think we could all manage on her inflated £156,000 salary plus £26,000+ pension. Spy Boy
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2:40pm Fri 2 May 14

DurhamDurham says...

Who really cares.........privat
e sector workers have suffered far worse than taxpayer funded bodies..............
...really...........
...who cares?
Who really cares.........privat e sector workers have suffered far worse than taxpayer funded bodies.............. ...really........... ...who cares? DurhamDurham
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9:34am Sun 4 May 14

Spy Boy says...

A lot of us care DurhamDurham. Private sector workers need to stand up for their rights and we need to stand up for the rights of the workers that are out in all weathers emptying our bins and recycling our waste. It's disgusting that they are being hit by a council chief executive on a six figure salary, who has just received an annual bonus on top, to hit people on a low wage that work for her. She declined to reveal how much she was given in a recent meeting as she said that it was 'A private matter.' Maybe she'd like to confide in the bin men, whose pay cuts will be funding it.
A lot of us care DurhamDurham. Private sector workers need to stand up for their rights and we need to stand up for the rights of the workers that are out in all weathers emptying our bins and recycling our waste. It's disgusting that they are being hit by a council chief executive on a six figure salary, who has just received an annual bonus on top, to hit people on a low wage that work for her. She declined to reveal how much she was given in a recent meeting as she said that it was 'A private matter.' Maybe she'd like to confide in the bin men, whose pay cuts will be funding it. Spy Boy
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