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Union and Council Reach Settlement

23 June 2005

Southern Local Government Officers Union and Christchurch City Council reach recommended settlement

A recommended settlement between the Christchurch City Council and Southern Local Government Officers Union has been reached in mediation, which resumed on Tuesday 21 June 2005.

The parties agreed to a proposed settlement which is endorsed and supported by mediator, Walter Grills. The settlement will be recommended to union members for ratification at a meeting on Wednesday, 29 June 2005.

In endorsing the settlement, mediator Walter Grills said, “I am pleased to have assisted the parties towards this settlement which I believe accommodates both the interests of the staff and the council’s business objectives”.

The terms of the proposed settlement will be made public after the SLGOU members’ meeting.

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