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Pay talks continuing at Brighton and Hove City Council
8:47am Monday 18th February 2013 in News
Talks over changes to public sector pay are ongoing.
Brighton and Hove City Council wants to overhaul special allowances paid to three-quarters of its 8,000-strong workforce, claiming it is “no longer fit for purpose”.
But union representatives blasted the reform, claiming it was intended to reduce the pay bill at a time of Government cuts.
They added it could leave low-paid workers, such as binmen, care workers, security guards and school staff, up to £4,000 a year worse off.
The Argus understands union officials and council chiefs met last week, with further discussions planned over the next six to eight weeks.
When politicians handed control of negotiations over to officers last month, the local authority gave itself a deadline of the end of March to complete talks.
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