Monthly Archives: December 2015

Leave without pay update

Published on December 24, 2015 at 10:32 am

The Council presented several options around Leave Without Pay to the Local Joint Negotiating Committee but following extensive discussions, there were no options we felt we could take back to the membership to vote on. Circumstances have changed since the first Agreement was signed and because of the scale of the budget challenges facing the Council, they were unable to offer us assurances that term and conditions would not form part of the savings options being developed.”


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Councillors praised for backing UNISON

Published on December 7, 2015 at 6:04 pm

UNISON Blackburn with Darwen branch have praised councillors who stood up for trade unions in the council chamber.

Councillor Don McKinlay, member for Higher Croft, asked councillor Mohammed Khan, leader of the council, whether the anti-trade union bill had any part to play in British society at the Council Forum last night (Thursday, December 3).

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