Council Candidates asked to pledge NO Compulsory Redundancies

The 2017 Local Government Election candidates for Inverclyde have been asked to commit to UNISON’s pledge of No Compulsory Redundancies to Local Authority Staff.

We have asked them that if they are elected to the Council that they agree that they will not support compulsory redundancies as part of the Council’s budget for 2018/19 or 2018/20 depending on whether a single year or two year budget is agreed.

It is Inverclyde UNISON’s view that compulsory redundancies are avoidable, even in these very difficult and challenging financial circumstances.

We believe that a political commitment as well as strong partnership working between Inverclyde Council and the Trade Unions can deliver a balanced budget that does not include draconian measures such as compulsory redundancies.

Most of our members are employed by Inverclyde Council and we have members who work for other public sector employers including some which are funded by the Council.

Our branch believes that members are entitled to know what each standing candidate has to say about compulsory redundancies before casting their vote on the 4th May.

The question we have asked the candidates is:

Will you pledge to No Compulsory Redundancies to Local Government Staff for the next budget period?