More Cuts on the Horizon

 

Peterborough City Council has proposed to cut terms and conditions in 2016/2017.

It was believed that this was a one – off and austerity continued, they intend to introduce further cuts in 2017/2018.

Here we are again, 12 months on, with a city council controlled again by the Tories who have mandated

further cuts and, in doing so, have place a gun to the head of its employees.

If agreement cannot be reached, they will dismiss their employees and re-engage them on new terms and conditions, which to begin with included.

  • Reduction in Occupational Sick Pay ( no sick pay for the first 3 days of any absence and reduction of sick pay entitlement to a maximum of 3 months full pay and 3 months half pay )
  • Removal of all overtime and premium payments
  • A 1% pay cut across the board or deduction of 1 hours’s pay per employee per week (and pro – rata for part times employees)

The real threat is this council is in danger of not being able to retain staff and retention of staff and will look to transfer to other authorities and unless there was a change in law there will be a significant and deterioration in the council’s finances and exploitation of staff.

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