Saturday, 12 November 2011

Legal Response to Cheshire West and Chester Council Over Issue of New Contracts

UNISON solicitor tells Cheshire West and Chester Council: ‘We believe you will be acting unlawfully if you then take steps to dismiss and re-engage those employees who do not sign up to these new terms.’

Neil Todd for Thompsons, who are acting for West Cheshire UNISON, wrote a letter to Cheshire West and Chester Head of Human Resources, Euan Murdoch-Hollies, last week. In the letter Mr Todd pointed out that what started out as proposals to harmonise terms and conditions following a reorganisation of Councils within Cheshire was being used as an opportunity to make cuts.

Neil has looked at the financial position of Cheshire West and Chester and has concluded that it is very questionable, given the financial reserves that the Council have in place (which have recently been increased by £12 million), that it does have a sound, good business reason to justify such dismissals.

My comment: Sound business reasons don't appear to enter the equation when CWaC Council reach a decision. 

Read the full story from the source West Cheshire Unison

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