Bromley Tories Found To Have Acted Illegally Over Staff Conditions

Bromley Council have been ordered to pay more than £64,000 in compensation to 18 of it’s staff, after an employment tribunal ruled it had offered employees incentives to sign new contracts that took them out of existing collective bargaining agreements.  The Tribual found that Bromley Council had written a series of letters to staff with one letter offering £200 to workers if they signed new contracts of employment.  The series of letters asked employees to agree to a localised pay award which replaced national and regional collective agreements.  Unison General Secretary, Dave Prentis said “The decision is a significant victory for our members at Bromley Council who were effectively coerced into signing away their employment rights. It should send a strong signal to other local authorities that they cannot simply withdraw collective bargaining by going behind the union’s back and making offers.”  The case was brought by 18 Unison members who did not sign the new contract, some of whom were ultimately dismissed and re-engaged on terms of employments that included localised pay negotiations.  The members are set to receive £3,600 each.  Employers are prohibited from making offers to union members that have the purpose of changing their contracts so that their terms and conditions of employment are no longer determined by collective agreement.  We did warn Bromley Tories at the time but they chose to ignore us.

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2 Responses to Bromley Tories Found To Have Acted Illegally Over Staff Conditions

  1. Hurrah! Good news, but when I share it on Facebook, I get a picture of the previous trio.

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  2. Ketura Gittens says:

    Absolutely disgraceful! Especially as we are ‘All in it together’

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