New DOCAS agreements have to be in place from 10 March 2018 to ensure a “reasonable fee” is paid to public sector employers who deduct union subs directly from members’ wages
This is a bad bill but without the labour movement pushing back with passion and vigour, it could have been much worse.
‘Now at least UNISON can concentrate on campaigning to protect public sector employees at work and the services they deliver’
This is a change that wasn’t in the interest of public service workers, employers or those who rely upon the services they provide. I’m glad that the government have seen sense at this late stage.
Dave Prentis comments on the announcement in the Lords that the government is no longer to stop unions from collecting members’ subs via their pay packets
East Midlands women speak out against unnecessary change in law ‘that can only harm relations between employers and workers’
Ending union members’ right to have their subs deducted from wages would be disruptive, centralist and make absolutely no sense
Trying to stop nurses, care workers, teaching assistants, hospital cleaners and town hall staff from paying their union subs directly from their wages is an attack we’ve defeated before and one which we will overcome again.
UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis commens on government proposals to prevent people who work in the public sector from paying their union membership fees directly from their wages.