UNISON achieves victory for low-paid cleaners who were to be outsourced by Middlesbrough Council

Cleaners who feared their pay and pensions would be reduced by being transferred to private firm are celebrating after Middlesbrough Council dropped the plan, says UNISON. The 140 workers – who are among the lowest paid staff at the local authority – were told their jobs were to be outsourced to a number of contractors. […]

Low-paid council cleaners face privatisation threat warns UNISON

More than 100 low-paid Middlesbrough Council employees have been told their jobs are to be privatised and transferred to private companies next year so the authority can make savings of around £180,000, says UNISON today (Friday). Around 140 cleaners employed by the authority say councillors are planning to outsource their jobs simply to save cash. […]