Tag "Unions"

Stakes are high as court battle looms

ANYONE doubting how far apart the Policy Council and its employees are on pensions and how high are the stakes need not read every word of the 150-page report.

Unions will unite to fight pension plans

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A UNIFIED legal fight will be coordinated between unions in a bid to stop the States forcing pension reforms on public sector employees, one of the largest unions has said.

‘We have compromised’

YOUR comment of 9 January (‘Compromise is better than conflict’), referring to the public sector pension reform negotiations, distorted the picture in a number of respects – not least in suggesting that the Policy Council had opted for conflict rather than compromise or negotiation. That is simply not true.

Unions 'overwhelmingly' vote against pension deal

Unite the Union regional officer Bob Lanning leaving last night’s meeting. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 6826315)

UNIONS representing States workers said last night that members had been 'overwhelmingly' against the States' proposed new pension scheme, but would not say which way the vote had gone until they have relayed the result to government officials thi...

Pensions wait has island on hold

WHAT is shaping up to be one of the longest-running negotiations ever between the States and its employees looks set to remain unresolved into yet another new year.

Where will pensions row end?

AS NEGOTIATIONS on the States pension between unions and the Policy Council entered a new low yesterday, hopes of gaining an agreed settlement before the end of the year seem further away than ever.

Bus drivers on strike

Bus drivers gathered outside the Tramsheds depot this morning. Cyclists and drivers called out to them as they went past. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1328899)

MASSIVE disruption of the island’s bus service is expected today after drivers voted for an immediate 24-hour strike at an emergency meeting last night.

Night bus drivers step forward

A DRIVER stand-off which threatened the launch of CT Plus's new night bus service has ended after five employees volunteered to work the unsocial hours.

Union called in over bus drivers’ fears

BUS DRIVERS have turned to their union for help out of fear that they are being forced to work the late-night services with no security onboard and no extra pay.