As agreed by the branch, we have prepared model letters to councillors and MPs which you can use to support your union in our facility dispute with Coventry City Council.
In addition to the model letters, please note that you can find your local MPs’ details on http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mps/ or both MPs and Councillors on https://www.writetothem.com/
As mentioned before, we see the Council’s move as counter-productive on so many levels and we are doing all we can to spread the message:
We have taken out an advert in the Coventry Observer this week.
We also recommend you listen to the interview on BBC CWR Shane O’Connor show (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02vgz0h#auto) with Professor Kim Hoque of Warwick Business School which was on at approx. 8.08am – 8.16am last Friday morning.
NB: please do any letter-writing, petition signing etc at home or in your own time and not using work facilities.
In wake of Coventry City Council’s proposals to attack your right to representation it is necessary to ask all members to attend meetings after work this Tuesday. This to explain what has happened and to discuss our response.
All Council Unions that are disputing the proposals will be inviting members to these meetings.
This issue has implications for every Unison member. The impact of the proposals could cause serious detriment to your terms and conditions of employment. Please prioritise attendance at these meetings if you possible can.
TUESDAY JULY 7TH, WARWICK ROAD UNITED REFORM CHURCH, (NEAR LITTEN TREE PUB), COVENTRY
MEETINGS START AT 5PM OR 7PM
DEFEND OUR UNIONS
The main trade unions of the City Council, UNISON, UNITE, NASUWT, NUT, CYWU and ATL are locked in a dispute with the City Council who are determined to attack workers’ rights to representation in the Council.
They are seeking to remove experienced, trained Union Reps by August 2015 in a rushed so called “consultation” process.
Richard Harty, speaking on behalf of the Trades unions in dispute said “We are dismayed that a Labour controlled Council would seek to go further than a Conservative Government and more quickly.”
A steward who recently supported members said “I couldn’t work without the support of our full time reps with their expertise and knowledge”.
We are assuming that this is being done to clear the way of any opposition to attack council workers terms and conditions.
Today it is the Trade Union Reps. Tomorrow it’s the Council Workers.
We need more people to join a Trades Union to show support for our cause and defend workers’ rights!!
Contact: Richard Harty on 07941344294 and David Cairns on 07983481672;