As Salford Council finalises its £40million+ cutbacks, thanks to the ConDem Government's spending axe, Salford UNISON Branch Committee has passed motions calling for strike action should its members' terms and conditions be affected.
While the motion supports the unions talks with Salford City Council to try and avoid compulsory redundancies it adds that "if at some point talks fail in this respect the branch secretary calls an emergency branch committee to report back".
A further motion calls for an "immediate…consultative ballot in respect of industrial action or action short of full industrial action… if there is an attack on our members' Terms and Conditions regarding the removal of Essential Car User Allowance and/or the introduction of car parking charges and this is passed by the Council".
John Merry, Leader of Salford Council, has already explained that car parking charges for staff might well be introduced (see here).
Another motion passed by the UNISON branch is "To call on the TUC to organise a one day public sector strike against attacks on jobs, pay and pensions as a step towards a general strike of all workers".
The branch also underlined its support for Salford Against The Cuts campaign which is linking the fight back against cuts to both community services and Salford Council workers' jobs.
SALFORD AGAINST THE CUTS PUBLIC MEETING
25th January 7pm
Salford Arts Theatre (Kemsing Walk, off Liverpool St) M5 4BS