Manual workers strike a ‘very real possibility’
Monday 10th December 2012, 4:55PM GMT.
THE Unite union held an emergency meeting today to discuss balloting its manual workers over industrial action in response to the controversial public sector pay settlement.
Earlier this month the States negotiating body broke off pay talks and imposed its final offer of a 1% one-off payment this year, 1% rise and one-off payment next year, and a 4% rise in 2014 dependent on workers accepting changes to their terms and conditions.
Today Unite spokesman Nick Corbel said that he had called an emergency meeting of the union’s negotiating team to discuss the possibility of action.
He said: ‘We are meeting to discuss our options over balloting for industrial action. We will almost certainly be balloting over industrial action early in the New Year and striking is a very real possibility. Our members are raging – I have never known anything like this.’
Full story in Monday’s JEP