Members demonstrate against Caerphilly attack on terms and conditions

UNISON members working for Caerphilly council will demonstrate against the council’s “outright attack” on their terms and conditions today. The demonstration will take place from 4.15pm outside Ty Penallta council offices. The council meeting is due to commence at 4.30pm.

UNISON has accused the council of lacking transparency during the consultation process surrounding the current medium term financial situation. The council is proposing a reduction of the casual mileage rate, but UNISON fears that this is just the beginning and that more cuts will come.

“These proposals are an outright and blatant attack on employees’ terms and conditions of service,” says Gary Enright, UNISON Caerphilly council branch secretary

“I believe that this will be the thin end of the wedge and that if we don’t challenge the council at this stage then the floodgates will open for further reductions to our members’ terms and conditions.

“For this employer to even suggest such a reduction in light of the chief officer’s essential user buyout is morally repugnant and is an insult to the workforce.

“We are not prepared to simply roll over and accept these proposals. We will stand firm and challenge the council.

“Today’s demonstration is an opportunity for people to show their anger at the council’s proposals. Our members are telling us that they are not happy with the council’s plans, and we are confident of a big turnout. I only hope that the council sit up and take note.”




For further information, please contact the UNISON Caerphilly branch on 01443 863279


The lobby of council will take place Tuesday 28 January. GMB, Unite and UCATT will also be participating in the action.

UNISON is also running a petition against the proposed cuts. Online petition