Derby’s Tories find money to help themselves but not for workers facing the axe, says UNISON

Following the Conservative group’s failure to get approval for the 2023-24 budget at a full council meeting on Monday night, Leader of Derby City Council Chris Poulter said: “We can make available a sum of money for priorities to be negotiated and discussed with group leaders in relation to being able to formulate an acceptable […]

The nightmare before Christmas as Derby City Council workers face the sack

Derby City Council are proposing to cut the equivalent of 162 full-time jobs, axe vital front line services and hike council tax by almost 5% in a last ditch attempt to balance this year’s books. The Conservative-run administration plan to effectively axe community-managed libraries, cut support to vulnerable children and the elderly, scale down highways […]

Derby City Council have spent £1.5 million refusing to settle equal pay claim

A recent Freedom of Information Request (FOI) has revealed that Derby City Council has spent £1,575,967 in legal fees defending itself against approximately 200 mostly female workers who claim they were paid less than men. Whilst most local authorities have agreed memorandums with UNISON to save costs and settle en-masse, Derby City Council have now […]