Derbyshire County Council must fully consult with unions as it seeks more than £30m of spending cuts that will damage community services, says UNISON. The union says reductions in services and jobs are not the only way to make savings and is urging the council to stick with an earlier pledge to discuss plans properly […]
Derbyshire UNISON members protested outside County Hall yesterday. The Tory council rubber-stamped a decision to close 8 centres for people with disabilities and learning difficulties. This will devastate lives in Derbyshire and put 100 staff at risk of losing their jobs.
Following a three-month consultation on the future of the local authority’s adult disability care centres, officers at Derbyshire County Council have recommended that all 8 are closed. The council’s cabinet is expected to rubber stamp the decision next Thursday. The centres set to close are Whitemoor (Amber Valley), Carter Lane, Oxcroft and Whitwell (Bolsover), Ashbourne […]
In response to the government’s announcement that Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and their cities will be united under an elected mayor, UNISON East Midlands are concerned that the region has been short changed. The £1.14bn deal over 30 years, or £38m per year, amounts to £516 per head for the 2.207m residents living within in the combined […]
Over 1,000 workers have been given extra job security at what is a worrying time for all employees, after Chesterfield Borough Council bosses agreed not to make any compulsory redundancies for six months following a UNISON campaign. The council’s leader said she signed the ‘Job Protection Agreement’ in recognition of workers’ vital work during the […]
An independent report has raised serious concerns about Derbyshire County Council proposals to set up a new company to provide cleaning and maintenance services to its buildings and schools in Derbyshire. Under the plan, around 900 council staff would transfer to the new joint venture company Vertas (Derbyshire) Ltd. It is being set up with […]