Further strike dates announced at Kirklees College, says UNISON

Support staff at Kirklees College will walk out for another two days this week as the dispute over pay continues, UNISON says today (Tuesday). Workers will walk out tomorrow and Thursday (8 and 9 November) over the college’s continued refusal to negotiate pay. This latest round of strikes follows four days of industrial action in […]

Potential cuts to children’s services in Kirklees would be disastrous, warns UNISON

Proposals which could see cuts to a number of children’s services at Kirklees Council would come at an immeasurable cost to young people, UNISON is warning today (Monday). The council is trying to address a funding gap of over £20m, and is already planning job cuts, and potential closure of other services including care homes. […]

Leisure centres latest service at risk due to council cuts in Kirklees, warns UNISON

Leisure centres in Kirklees are at risk as the council looks to address its budget shortfall, UNISON is warning. The union has been told by Kirklees Active Leisure that it is planning to make 235 redundancies across five of the centres it runs on behalf of the council, as well as its head office. The […]

UNISON to lobby Kirklees Council over proposed closure of key services

Workers from Kirklees Council will lobby their employer ahead of this afternoon’s cabinet meeting against potential closures of care homes and leisure centres, says UNISON today (Tuesday). Workers represented by UNISON will be gathering outside Huddersfield Town Hall at 2.30pm, ahead of the cabinet meeting at 3pm. The council is planning to cut 250 jobs […]

Kirklees Council: Deputation in full

Workers at Kirklees Council represented by UNISON lobbied the council ahead of its meeting yesterday (Wednesday), over planned cuts to address financial pressures faced by the authority. UNISON Kirklees branch secretary Mick Donoghue also addressed the council meeting. You can watch his deputation below, or read it in full. “Thirteen years of Tory mis-management have brought […]

Staff to lobby Kirklees Council meeting over planned job cuts, says UNISON

Workers from Kirklees Council will lobby the employer ahead of a council meeting on Wednesday over plans to cut 250 jobs, UNISON says today (Monday). The job cuts are to address an overspend of more than £20 million – and workers are now being balloted over potential strike action in response. The lobby, which is […]

STRIKE DETAILS – Barnsley College and Kirklees College

Workers from both Barnsley College and Kirklees College are striking over their respective employers’ refusal to engage in pay negotiations. Details of the strikes are as follows: BARNSLEY COLLEGE Staff will be taking a day’s strike action on Monday 11 September. The main picket will be outside the main building (Old Mill Lane building) from […]

Workers at Kirklees Council considering strike

Staff at Kirklees Council are being consulted over potential strike action in response to plans to cut 250 jobs to address a £20 million overspend, UNISON says. An indicative ballot is now open to workers – after UNISON called on the council earlier this month to reconsider its plans. No agreed redundancy policy is in […]

Staff at Kirklees College to strike in September over pay

Workers at Kirklees College will walk out for four days once the new term starts in September in a dispute over pay. The strikes – which are set to take place on Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September – are a result of the college’s refusal to enter pay negotiations. UNISON, […]

Workers must not pay the price for financial pressures at Kirklees Council, warns UNISON

Around 250 workers at Kirklees Council are set to lose their jobs because of a £20 million overspend, UNISON says. The union was notified of the proposed redundancies earlier this month, which are scheduled for between October and March this year. UNISON says the council must think again about its plans, which will deprive the […]