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Thursday, 14 June 2012

"Kick Ass"

Strike-balloting union warns of a ‘summer of discontent’


Teachers staged a protest in town over pay and conditions in 2010
Teachers staged a protest in town over pay and conditions in 2010

JERSEY could be heading for a ‘summer of discontent’, the Island’s biggest union warned after announcing it was balloting 1,500 States workers about strike action over pay.

Following Friday’s announcement that teachers will this month discuss striking and the narrowly-avoided bus strikes this month, the news suggests it could be a difficult summer for ministers.

The final proposals for the £14m savings from States workers’ terms and conditions have yet to be published and the review is proving to be a major stumbling block for pay talks with public sector employees.

Unite official Nick Corbel says that a survey is going out to his members this week to see how they can move forward from what he has described as a stalemate with the States negotiating body.

1 comment:

  1. With the current leadership of the Union the members should resign in protest a total waste of time sadly ................. rest in peace Rene ................

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