Tameside settles out of court

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By Carol Griffith The Industrial Tribunal, due to start on 1 June between the sacked Tameside strikers and the Tameside Care Group, was averted within days of the start after settlement terms were reached. The strikers accepted a £400,000 payout after the 185 striking members of Unison were balloted. A senior Tameside Unison steward said 145 members had voted in the secret ballot, with a result of 83 for and 62 against. “It was only through the determination of the strikers that we were able to get compensation,” Ms Limb said. “We challenged our employers and were proud to fight for what we believed to be right. It has been a very hard time in our lives. After 15 months of striking, a new chapter is now beginning. We must start afresh, rebuild our lives and look to the future.” Tameside Care Group managing director Alan Firth said his board welcomed the decision by Unison/GMB to accept the settlement offer. “However, there are no winners,” Mr Firth said. “It has been a very difficult period for all parties

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