Unions go to court in bid to overturn States’ pay ruling
Friday 14th December 2012, 3:07PM GMT.
ANGRY union leaders are seeking a Royal Court injunction to block the controversial pay settlement imposed on hundreds of public sector manual workers.
Earlier this month the States’ negotiating body announced that it had broken off pay talks and enforced a three-year deal on all States workers except nurses, firefighters and some prison staff.
Today, Unite union spokesman Nick Corbel said that lawyers were now working on lodging an injunction to block the settlement on manual workers, while representatives for other States workers were still considering their options.
And he revealed that several public sector unions were planning a mass rally at Fort Regent early in the New Year.
The move would mirror the demonstration in September 2009, when 1,000 public sector workers attended Fort Regent to protest against a proposed pay freeze.
Full report in Friday’s JEP