Feeds

Bradford IT strike on hold

Time to talk

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Strike action among Bradford's IT staff has been put back a month while union officials continue negotiations over the council's plans to privatise its IT department.

Earlier this week 100 members of UNISON voted overwhelmingly to strike at the end of the month. They're concerned that any move to bring in private finance to run the IT department would put their jobs and pay-and-conditions at risk..

Yesterday afternoon, though, workers voted to give the union and council officials more time to discuss the plans in what has been described as "goodwill" measure.

Unless staff receive the necessary assurances about pay and conditions industrial action will go ahead between 26-27 of February. A further seven days of action will begin early in March.

Speaking after the meeting UNISON Regional Officer, Chris Jenkinson, told The Register: "Our members wanted us to explore issues further with employers. It is a matter of goodwill. But unless something substantial comes out of the talks this is the last time they are prepared to defer action."

In a statement Simon Cooke, Deputy Leader of Bradford Council, said: "We are very pleased that staff have voted to suspend industrial action until the end of February.

"This will allow us to continue working with trade union representatives and bidders to find a solution that meets the needs of the people of the district but also addresses the genuine concerns of staff," he said. ®

Related Story

Bradford IT staff vote to strike

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?
Justice minister's attack to destroy ability to challenge state
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’
Catapult me a Mojito, I feel an Digital Innovation coming on
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
EU probes Google’s Android omerta again: Talk now, or else
Spill those Android secrets, or we’ll fine you
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.