Decent refuse jobs for Birmingham – or a chauffeur for a councillor?
Birmingham City Council (BCC) has been serially disgracing itself in its treatment of its refuse workers.
The council tried to force its workers to accept a pay-cut of £3,500-5,000, then reached an agreement with workers and their union to maintain their pay and grades. It even communicated the agreement to depot managers and key staff.
And then it tried to renege on the deal. The SKWAWKBOX’s revelation that the deal had been made, approved – and the Acas negotiations that led to it were known and approved by senior councillors and council executives – led to the resignation of the council leader.
The council’s response to the revelation of its bad faith – to issue redundancy notices to the affected workers – which led to a humiliating defeat in court as a judge granted an injunction against…
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