UNISON staff to strike after Tower Hamlets Council contract talks collapse  

Tuesday 30 June 2020 For immediate release UNISON staff to strike after Tower Hamlets Council contract talks collapse    Thousands of Tower Hamlets Council staff are to strike next month after managers vowed to push ahead with a plan to sack and re-employ staff on inferior contracts , says UNISON today (Tuesday).  Strikes opposing the council’s Tower Rewards Package, which could see 4,000 workers potentially worse off as a result of plans which include cuts to travel allowances and out of hours payments, will take place on Friday 3, Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 […]

UNISON welcomes council decision to pause contract changes

UNISON has been representing staff employed by Tower Hamlets council over a dispute about proposed changes to staff contracts, called the Tower Rewards package. The proposed changes, which were due to be implemented on 14 April, would mean significant detriment to staff, including severance pay being reduced by 80% and out of hour’s enhancements being […]

UNISON suspends strike action in light of Coronavirus

Tower Hamlets UNISON has suspended strike action planned tomorrow (24th March) in light of the public health emergency caused by the Coronavirus, and urges Tower Hamlets council to meet half way to end the dispute. The dispute is over council plans to sack and offer re-engagement on a disputed new contract called ‘Tower Rewards’ to […]

Staff vote to strike after threat to change work contracts, says UNISON

Thousands of Tower Hamlets Council staff have voted to take industrial action to stop managers forcing through contract changes, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Council employees decided overwhelmingly to walk out over changes due to take effect in mid-April. UNISON is now working with staff to determine the timing and scale of their action. Council staff […]