Southampton council workers out again

Submitted by Matthew on 5 October, 2011 - 12:57

Southampton local government workers will be back on strike from Thursday 6 October, marking the three-month point in their battle with council bosses over pay cuts.

Over 1,000 workers — members of Unison and Unite — will walk out, demanding the reversal of contractual changes made in July which have seen some workers suffer pay cuts of up to 15%. The strikers include Unison members working in social care, and Unite members across a range of council occupations.

The strike day will include a march and rally, as well as a mass meeting for workers to discuss and plan further action.

Unison branch secretary Mike Tucker said: “After three months of enforced pay cuts, Unison members remain determined to continue the fight for the reductions to be reversed.

“Unison members know how much their pay has been reduced while Councillors voted to reject proposals to reduce their own allowances.”

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