m people Ballot Result Announced

UNISON Branch members who work for Manchester City Council supported the m people proposals by a ration of over three to one.

The turnout in the ballot was 26% of which 78% of members voted in Favour and 22% Against.

This is a clear endorsement of the outcome of the complex and detailed negotiations carried out in recent months.

We now have a framework to work with the Council to both seek to respond quickly to changing service needs and developments whilst aiming to continue to avoid compulsory redundancies and any reduction in protection arrangements.

The Branch will work with representatives and groups of members in all services to do the hard part and make the m people processes work for our members in terms of their job security , and equally importantly delivering Council services for the people of Manchester as best as possible

Whilst there has been regional and national interest in the m people agreement the Branch priority is ensuring we can work with Manchester Council on jointly delivering our aims.

Pat McDonagh
Branch Secretary

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