sally 123 wrote:
what a way to treat staff
b,c.c are acting like bandits
they need to stand and deliver
now x sally123
The concierge & security service in the Housing department have had a long standing battle about shift allowances. This resulted in a tribunal for “Unlawful deduction of wages” the tribunal took 18 months to get to court, & lasted two days in 2010. The tribunal was all going very well & the unions had a barrister supplied by Thompson’s solicitors. The results of the tribunal was that there had been a local agreement in place & there was no grounds to appeal. Result = no pay or change A deal probably done on a golf course.
Concierge work five days a week rotating shifts covering 07:00-19:00
Security work twelve hour shifts at night 19:00- 07:00 & cover weekends, bank holidays.
When the new contract came in November 2011 the security got some shift allowance backdated to Nov 2011.
BCC will spend plenty of money on solicitors to get them out of paying their employees fairley..
At the moment the equal pay settlements have been paid to claimants whom used Stefan Cross & other no win no fee lawyers. These payments were made at 75% of the claim.
Claimants that registered their claim with the unions that are supposedly recognised by BCC have just had letters from the union solicitors informing the claimants that BCC was prepared to offer union claimants considerably less than the other claimants. The union solicitors told BCC that they was aware of this & it was unacceptable. The Council then refused to go to the meeting booked for 23 Jan saying they needed more time to consider their options. The next meeting is booked for the 27th February.
A direct attack for been a union member & a opptunity to discredit the unions.
This may result in another expensive court case for BCC.