MEET THE UNION TRYING TO CON ITS MEMBERS

With all the class and integrity of a sleazy payday loan company, the Bristol Branch of Unison, which represents council workers, is BALLOTING its members.

They’re asking their members whether they want to accept the Reverend’s MEAN-SPIRITED changes to their terms and conditions. According to the council, the key changes the Reverend wants are to:

“Update the Council’s Managing Change Policy to strengthen the provisions in relation to redeployment and re-training and so reduce the need for staff to leave the Council on voluntary or compulsory redundancy. As part of these reforms, the maximum period of pay protection will be REDUCED from TWO YEARS to 12 MONTHS and the redundancy scheme will be REDUCED from TWICE to 1.5 TIMES the statutory minimum.”

However, on Unison’s website, where they’re supposed to communicate these proposals to their members and ask them to vote on them, the text has been SEVERELY CUT to say:

“Update the Council’s Managing Change Policy to strengthen the provisions in relation to redeployment and re-training and so reduce the need for staff to leave the Council on voluntary or compulsory redundancy.”

How convenient for the Reverend. The union best known for being a permanent fixture up his rectum has REMOVED the most controversial features of his proposals – and information that could cost their members a lot of money – and asked them to vote on a bland and vague proposal instead.

Unison members, don’t fall for this sleazy trade union/Labour Party STITCH-UP! Vote NO to the changes. All it will do is COST YOU MONEY – for NOTHING in return – if you get made redundant, which is increasingly likely as the Reverend  continues to deliver even more Tory cuts over the next year.

Unison members can vote here (while anyone else can view the union’s disgraceful sharp practice for themselves): http://www.unisonbristol.org.uk/bcc-consultation-proposed-changes-to-redundancy-and-pay-protection/

3 thoughts on “MEET THE UNION TRYING TO CON ITS MEMBERS

    1. The Bristol Blogger

      Most BCC staff haven’t worked the 30 years to be entitled to 60 weeks redundancy pay. So this will mean fuck all to them.

      Why the confusing ‘small print’ speak? Why not state in plain English that redundancy pay is being cut from 2 weeks pay per year served to one and a half? You could even publish a table showing years served and the thousands of pounds difference between the two rates.

      Like we said, you’re worse than a payday loan company in the way you’re misleading and misrepresenting the real cost of something to people.

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  1. Fred Hampton

    Good to see a tie up between Marvin and Unison leadership to reduce BCC redundancy terms. We are all in it together, strong and stable Labour leadership of BCC, we must tighten our belts, blah, blah… When are we going to get someone who can actually fight their way out of a paper bag, let alone austerity?

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