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Rescind Notice for 7,000 Falkirk Staff

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

GMB Scotland Call On Falkirk Council To Rescind Notice To Terminate Employment Contracts For 7,000 Council Employees

Negotiations on £46 million funding gap, 430 redundancies and cut the terms and conditions of employment should take place without threats says GMB Scotland.

GMB Scotland is calling on Falkirk Council to rescind the notice to terminate and re-engage 7,000 workers contracts of employment prior to negotiations with the trade unions on Falkirk’s council’s budget.

The notice to terminate and re-engage the 7,000 workers is included in the Statutory Notification of Redundancies to GMB Scotland received on Monday, 16th February 2015.

Christina Lambie, GMB Scotland Organiser said: “Falkirk Council has already told the trade unions that they have a funding gap of £46 million over the next few years.  We also know that the council wants 430 redundancies and wants to cut the terms and conditions of employment by £1.5 million.

However for the council to come to a workforce, that has already seen the standard of living drop due to low or no pay increases over the past few years and that has seen an increase in workloads due to reduction in staff numbers, to tell them their contracts of employment are going to be terminated before any meaningful negotiations have taken place is absolutely shocking.

GMB Scotland is demanding that the threat to terminate the employment of 7,000 workers in Falkirk Council is removed so as to allow negotiations to take place without this threat hanging over the heads of the workforces.”

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Contact: Christina Lambie on 01324 670676 or 07775 571564 or Alex McLuckie 0141 352 8141 or 07885 348269 or GMB press office 07921 289880.

 

 

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