Bromley Council accused of declaring “war on its workforce”

15:25 13 November 2012

Bromley Council has been accused of declaring “war on its workforce” after withdrawing from a national pay agreement adhered to by the other London councils.

The final decision for the council to dump the agreement, known as the Green Book, was made at a Civic Centre meeting last night, attended by scores of staff.

The Green Book sets out the minimum for the pay and conditions for 1.4million local authority employees across the country.

Onay Kasab, Unite regional officer, said: “Bromley has declared war on its workforce and residents. Pay, jobs and services are under attack from councillors who themselves will not see any cuts to their allowances.”

However, Bromley Council believes a more flexible local arrangement will allow it to reward hard working staff in challenging times.

Cllr Graham Arthur, portfolio holder for resources, said: “There are good reasons why the council has agreed to implement its own local framework for the terms and conditions of our staff on an ‘as is’ basis so our staff will not see a reduction in their current terms and conditions.

“We have consulted with staff and their representatives on the proposals and sought to address concerns about any potential change. We value our staff and will continue to do so.”

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London politics news

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The capital saw a protest two weeks ago after the Tories were elected (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

As the Queen’s Speech marks the official formation of the Conservative government, anti-austerity protesters are planning to hold a demonstration in Trafalgar Square at 5pm this evening.

Monday, May 25, 2015
As TfL are taking over the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line, it will now appear on the Tube map.

Train services from Shenfield to London Liverpool Street will be run by TfL from May 31.

Monday, May 18, 2015
Your future Mayor? [Image from YouTube]

Conservative candidate for Mayor of London, Ivan Massow, has transformed himself into a cartoon character in order to get the top job.

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Protestors are surrounded by police (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

All but one of 15 people arrested during a spontaneous anti-austerity protest against the new Tory government have been bailed, police said today.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Voters in Hampstead voted for Ronnie Carroll, who is dead (PA)

A total of 113 people voted for a parliamentary candidate who died four weeks before the election.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Ed Balls has lost his seat (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

Ed Balls became the highest-profile casualty of a disastrous General Election performance for Labour, losing his seat to the Conservatives in a shock result. Twitter reacted to his demise...

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more
Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Read more
Cheers!

We’re giving you the chance to win six cases of this fab Bradshaw Chardonnay.

Read more