Dave Prentis, general secretary of the public services union Unison, joined a May Day virtual rally called on 1 May by Tower Hamlets Unison, over “Tower Rewards”. That is a plan to reduce workers’ conditions to minimum “green book” standards, by way of sacking them all and re-employing them on new contracts. (More here.) The unions got big ballot majorities for strikes, but suspended them for the pandemic. The (Labour) council said it would still impose the change on 13 April, then at the last minute said it would postpone it to July.
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