UNISON is pleased to update you regarding the Trades Unions Facility Time Dispute.
We have reached an agreement with the Local Authority who have committed to the following:
The City Council has agreed to invite the Trades Unions into meaningful negotiations which will include the full disclosure of information.
The negotiations will initially try to resolve issues within the envelope of the existing facility time agreement.
As a gesture of good faith, the Council have agreed that the conclusion of negotiations will now be on 1st October 2015 as opposed to the previously stated implementation date of 1st September 2015. ‘
Whilst we acknowledge we have difficult negotiations ahead, UNISON and our sister unions are pleased to have achieved an agreeable way forward.
We hope you agree that this is a favourable result with all unions involved in the dispute working together.
Unison would like to thank all those who gave their support. We will keep you informed of developments as they arise.