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Protest planned over sick pay restrictions

Protest outside Halifax Town Hall about proposed council workers sick-pay cuts.

Protest outside Halifax Town Hall about proposed council workers sick-pay cuts.

Protestors made their voices heard over proposed sick pay cuts before tonight’s Calderdale Council budget meeting.

In light of the Labour cabinet’s budget proposals Liberal Democrats and Conservatives have put forward their own budget proposals which include redressing the sick pay policy of the council.

They say the average number of sick days being taken by council employees is too high and needs to be addressed.

The Lib/Con coalition is proposing that the first three sick days for council workers will be unpaid while there will be a reward of an additional day’s holiday for workers who take no sick leave in a financial year.

Calderdale’s branch of UNISON encouraged members to voice their disgust at the proposals before the council meeting started at 6pm.

The Lib/Con coalition has also proposed that controversial town centre parking restrictions be reversed to help Halifax businesses.

It promises to be a fiery meeting with the ruling Labour cabinet, outnumbered 21 seats to 28 by the coalition, under pressure to amend its budget proposals.

Follow all the action on Twitter @HxCourier or on the www.halifaxcourier.co.uk which has a live feed from the Courier’s Twitter account.

Tweet your views on the proposals with the hashtag #calderdalebudget

 

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