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Dispute between schools and council is resolved

Dispute between schools and council is resolved Credit: ITV Central News

An on-going dispute between UNISON and Derby City Council over pay and working condition has been resolved.

Strikes came to an end in April 2017 when Derby school support staff voted overwhelmingly (nine to one) to accept the council's latest offer.

In September, talks collapsed after UNISON claimed the council had done nothing to solve the following issues.

In September 2017 agreement talks collapsed Credit: PA images

In a joint statement by UNISON and the city council, they've said:

The Council and UNISON, together with the Head teachers in a number of schools, have continued to work together to resolve a number of outstanding issues following the industrial action which ended in spring 2017. The aim was to reach a solution that was acceptable to UNISON members in those schools and operationally benefits the schools, and ultimately the children of Derby.

We can confirm that progress has been made and that this matter is now concluded. UNISON can confirm that no further industrial action relating to the equal pay review will take place within the city’s schools.

– Louisa Wass Griffiths, Regional Organiser, UNISON and Councillor Baggy Shanker, Cabinet Member for Finance and Governance, Derby City Counci