Harrow Borough Council to work with unions to reduce impact of future strikes

Leader of Harrow Council David Perry

Leader of Harrow Council David Perry

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The leader of the council says his administration will work with unions in future to avoid any potential impact on services from strikes.

Councillor David Perry's comments come after Tory group leader Cllr Susan Hall said Harrow Borough Council bins would be left to fester in the streets for weeks because of the industrial action.

Cllr Perry said: “Recognised unions held an official ballot for industrial action, as a result their members voted for industrial action.

“The administration understands that this action has an effect on some council services. In future when there are local disputes the Labour group are committed to work with relevant unions to avoid potential impact on services.

“In the eight months of Susan Hall’s Conservative administration she spent most of this time attacking the hard-working staff at the council.

“Now in opposition her negative criticism of council staff continues.”

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8:12pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Harrow Alan says...

So you didn't do anything at all to limit the impact of this strike, but will do so in the future? Fantastic. We can all sleep easy.

I can't see anyone attacking the staff. I can see you being attacked for your indifference towards the strike and not doing anything to rectify the problems it caused.

Empty my bin. Or give me some council tax back. Either is fine.
So you didn't do anything at all to limit the impact of this strike, but will do so in the future? Fantastic. We can all sleep easy. I can't see anyone attacking the staff. I can see you being attacked for your indifference towards the strike and not doing anything to rectify the problems it caused. Empty my bin. Or give me some council tax back. Either is fine. Harrow Alan
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10:41pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Yogesh says...

It is always easy to blame others when one does not have any forethought or strategy in place to deal with such situation. Please tell us what will you do? Will you go against the mighty unions? Will they listen to you? How do you plan to work with the unions? Are you willing to share this with residents of Harrow or is this a secret?

Should we wait for a official response, if so for how long?
It is always easy to blame others when one does not have any forethought or strategy in place to deal with such situation. Please tell us what will you do? Will you go against the mighty unions? Will they listen to you? How do you plan to work with the unions? Are you willing to share this with residents of Harrow or is this a secret? Should we wait for a official response, if so for how long? Yogesh
  • Score: 11

12:56am Thu 17 Jul 14

jackdaw says...

Harrow Alan

That's an interesting idea. Those people who did not have their bins collected on the 10th July should either withhold the amount of council tax that would have paid for the collection that day or the council should issue them with a rebate.
Harrow Alan That's an interesting idea. Those people who did not have their bins collected on the 10th July should either withhold the amount of council tax that would have paid for the collection that day or the council should issue them with a rebate. jackdaw
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