Union plans mass protest ahead of budget meeting

Wirral Globe: Protesters outside Wallasey Town Hall last November. Protesters outside Wallasey Town Hall last November.

TRADE Unionists are set to converge on Wallasey town hall tonight for a mass demonstration about Wirral Council’s proposed cuts.

Cabinet is due to discuss the findings of the council’s ‘What Really Matters’ consultation today, Tuesday, and make recommendations about where some £27.5m of savings should be found in the coming financial year.

The recommendations will then go to full council on Monday, December 16.

Town hall union Unison plans to lobby next week’s meeting too.

It issued a rallying call ahead of the meetings, stating: “These are the meetings which will make the final decisions on the proposed cuts in your jobs, the services you provide and the severance scheme.

“Don’t rely on others – make sure you are there.”

The cabinet meeting starts at 6.15pm today, Tuesday, at Wallasey Town Hall.

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11:21am Tue 10 Dec 13

bigfoot says...

I feel that the 'officers' of the Union will try to make it a token protest and leave the 'rank and file' on their own. After all there is a poacher turned game keeper on the inside.
I feel that the 'officers' of the Union will try to make it a token protest and leave the 'rank and file' on their own. After all there is a poacher turned game keeper on the inside. bigfoot

11:51am Tue 10 Dec 13

PaulCa says...

Has anybody taken over as Wirral UNISON rep since Joe took the money, presumably signed a gagging clause and left his comrades up poo creek without a paddle?

Members can't really seek help on a national level either what with General Sec. Dave Prentis doubling up as a non exec. director of the Bank of England and pushing for recognition with the crooked establishment.

So much for fighting for your members with their interests at heart.

Of course... the Wirral CEO could give us all chapter and verse on "loyalty"
Has anybody taken over as Wirral UNISON rep since Joe took the money, presumably signed a gagging clause and left his comrades up poo creek without a paddle? Members can't really seek help on a national level either what with General Sec. Dave Prentis doubling up as a non exec. director of the Bank of England and pushing for recognition with the crooked establishment. So much for fighting for your members with their interests at heart. Of course... the Wirral CEO could give us all chapter and verse on "loyalty" PaulCa

11:55am Tue 10 Dec 13

Thepleb says...

Proposals for job cuts were in September most of them already agreed at meetings November 5th and 7th, cuts for next year already on the table.
No union rep has been near the Emergency out of hours control room(cctv monitoring room) that's why there are only five staff left in there to cover the shifts.parks and garden staff being interviewed for their own jobs before the what really doesn't matter bull finished and finance staff moved to chester.
Token gesture from the unions after their main men left conveniently just after the proposals were first aired.
Might as well wave white flags or jolly Rogers for the total pirates that have overtaken the good ship excellence.
Proposals for job cuts were in September most of them already agreed at meetings November 5th and 7th, cuts for next year already on the table. No union rep has been near the Emergency out of hours control room(cctv monitoring room) that's why there are only five staff left in there to cover the shifts.parks and garden staff being interviewed for their own jobs before the what really doesn't matter bull finished and finance staff moved to chester. Token gesture from the unions after their main men left conveniently just after the proposals were first aired. Might as well wave white flags or jolly Rogers for the total pirates that have overtaken the good ship excellence. Thepleb

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