Council workers accept pay deal

Southampton Council workers have voted to accept a pay deal and end the long running dispute.

Dispute ends for Southampton Council workers

Southampton Council workers have accepted a deal to end the long running dispute over pay cuts imposed by the City Council.

The workers have held a series of strikes since the dispute started back in February 2011.

Under the new deal workers will see their pay restored in stages and those made redundant as a result of the 2011 / 12 Council budget will receive a one off compensation payment..

“UNISON members have voted by a large majority to accept this settlement because it restores that pay which was cut by the previous Conservative administration. Council workers now face savage job cuts being forced on the Council by the actions of the Coalition Government in reducing funding.”

– UNISON Branch Secretary Mike Tucker

In return for the settlement, UNISON and Unite will withdraw all legal action against the Council and call off ongoing industrial action.