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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Southampton one year on - 'UNISON members will not accept pay cuts'

The dispute at Southampton City Council has entered its second year with UNISON and Unite members continuing their resistance to imposed pay cuts. A new phase of protest action is planned including a lobby of a 15 February council meeting and action on 10 April to mark the opening of the £5 million Sea City Museum. The hard line Tory led Council is aiming to cut £76 million from its budget by 2015.

Mike Tucker, UNISON Branch Secretary said "Whether introduced by Conservative or Labour councils, UNISON members will not accept pay cuts. While wasting millions on a museum the city does not need, council workers have suffered savage pay cuts." http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/114410