- Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 May 2016 15:07
The trade unions were asked to attend a meeting today with the Chief Executive, Ian Curryer, and Councillor Nicola Heaton, Portfolio holder for Human Resources. They advised the unions that the proposals previously tabled for discussion with the trade unions and which were going to be presented in a total package for the trade unions to consider and provide a formal response, were being withdrawn as a result of the outcome of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. They stated they were going to review what had already been discussed with us and will arrange to meet again with the trade unions in five to six weeks.
UNISON Branch Secretary
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 May 2016 11:40
UNISON's solicitors are writing to UNISON members involved in the above claim to communicate the decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which gave its outcome last week.
The EAT decided in favour of about 90% of the Claimants in that they did have a contractual right to incremental progression despite the employer introducing a pay freeze in 2011. This is excellent news for the majority of our members and further information will be detailed in our solicitor's letter to those concerned. The EAT decision unfortunately also ruled that about 10% of the claimants were not entitled to the increments which is disappointing.
We are led to believe that the City Council will most likely be appealing this decision and UNISON are currently considering whether we also wish to appeal the decision on the 10% of claims which were unsuccessful.
Further updates will be posted to the website as and when we receive them.