Birmingham City Council (BCC)’s agreement with Unite and the city’s refuse collectors is now a matter of record after the SKWAWKBOX exclusively revealed an email from the council leader, which proved that he had agreed a deal with Unite’s negotiator during discussions refereed by mediation service ACAS – and had it ratified by the council’s cabinet.
The council pulled back from its firm commitment, issued redundancy notices to over one hundred ‘leading hands’ that it had agreed not to issue and claimed that the council leader had exceeded his authority in making the deal – some councillors even put forward a motion of no confidence in the council leader and wrote open letters criticising him. When the SKWAWKBOX revealed Clancy’s ‘smoking gun’ email, the council told the local Birmingham Mail:
Now the SKWAWKBOX can reveal firm evidence that Clancy was indeed acting within his authority.
Responding to the council’s…
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