Members of GMB, UCATT and Unite are angry at refusal of employer to consult

Tim Lezard

Leeds City CouncilThree unions are holding a consultative ballot of members working at the private company maintaining Leeds City Council properties.

Members of GMB, UCATT and Unite are voting after Morrison Facilities Services bosses refused to consult over potential redundancies and changes to pay.

UCATT action regional secretary Rob Morris said: “Workers are furious with the way that they are being treated by Morrison’s management. This is no way to treat a loyal and dedicated workforce.”

UCATT hopes a fresh meeting with Morrison’s management scheduled for this week can begin to resolve the problems. The union has also met with Leeds councillors and has a meeting scheduled with senior council officials for April 19th.

Rob Morris added: “Morrison’s management need to understand that this problem is not going to go away and enter into proper negotiations with the trade unions. These problems are directly a result of the failure of management to consult and negotiate.”


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Tim Lezard

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