Published December 6, 2017 at 12:51
Despite discussions with the Trade Unions, who have pointed out the detrimental effect that many members will suffer due to having a six week wait between pay dates but only receiving a normal months pay, disappointingly the authority are refusing to accept that they are breaching the employees contract.
The Trade Unions are still continuing to fight this decision but in order to protect yourselves from even further detriment we are advising that you apply for the loan the Council is offering, should you feel you will need it. The Council has set a deadline of the 15th January to apply. The Trade Unions are asking that if you apply for the loan you put in writing that you do not agree with their decision to now pay you in arrears, using the wording that you received in your previous email from UNISON.
Please note that members are entitled to reasonable time off to re-arrange any financial commitments.