Hamilton City Council – strike action is now imminent
Hamilton City Council – strike action is now
27 November 2012
Hamilton City Council
advises that strike action from PSA members is imminent
following a stalemate in their talks today.
Chief Executive says the Council’s position remains firm
on the specific issue the PSA are raising. “Hamilton City
Council supports a pay for performance system – we will
not accept unilateral pay increases simply for being a
member of the PSA.”
“Unfortunately we did not reach
agreement today - the PSA want a minimum 1% annual pay
increase regardless of staff members’ performance or
length of service and this is unacceptable to us.
end of the day we are responsible for ratepayers’
investment in the delivery of Council services; we believe
‘pay for performance’ is the only right way to
remunerate our staff for delivery of those services,” he
Mr Harris noted that in the last pay round PSA
members who received a pay increase (alongside other council
staff) under the pay for performance system received an
average rise of 2.1%.
The Council has said they are
willing to keep the doors open for negotiation.
event of any strike action Mr Harris says they have
contingency plans for most
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