by Tim Lezard UCATT is balloting members for industrial action at Morrison Facilities Services Ltd in Rotherham. The dispute is over a large number of industrial relations issues including: The re-instatement of dismissed operatives Company poli …

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by Tim Lezard

UCATT is balloting members for industrial action at Morrison Facilities Services Ltd in Rotherham.

The dispute is over a large number of industrial relations issues including:

  • The re-instatement of dismissed operatives
  • Company policies and how they are implemented
  • How human resources handle disciplinary issues
  • Vehicle checks not being made in work time
  • The Storage of work tools on a workers’ own premises
  • Threat to de-recognise unions and unacceptable behaviour towards shop stewards.

Morrison Facilities which is now owned by Mears primarily undertakes repair and maintenance work on council housing in the Rotherham area.

Other local government unions Unite, GMB and UNISON are also involved in the dispute.

Rob Morris Regional Secretary for UCATT said: “UCATT has done everything possible to try to resolve these issues without resorting to industrial action. However management have refused to recognise our concerns so we have had no option but to seek a mandate for strike action from our members.”

The ballot closes on Wednesday 8th October.


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