Trades union council discusses job conditions

Former lifeboat man John Cannell who has written book on the history of Caister lifeboat station and

Former lifeboat man John Cannell who has written book on the history of Caister lifeboat station and its extensive life saving operations.Photo: Simon FinlayCopy: For: EDP NewsEDP pics © 2008(01603) 772434 - Credit: Archant © 2008

The Great Yarmouth Trades Union Council met on Tuesday night. President John Cannell reported on his positive meeting with the regional Job Centre manager Julia Nix over concerns that some employers were not honouring hours of work advertised. It was agreed to write to the shadow employment minister about the fact employers using the government's jobs site do not have to state the salary of the job offered.

The meeting heard of unofficial strike action at a local holiday business. It was agreed to write to the Equality and Human Rights Commission over the identification of an apparent Equality Act breach in staff recruitment at another business. Four main holiday park companies did not respond to a request from the trades council for information about low pay, and union recognition. Volunteers for the unemployed workers centre were congratulated for their hard work in making operational this new advice and employment support service to the public. It was agreed to write to Brandon Lewis MP about concerns over a NHS transformation plan and to raise a question at the next council meeting about its input on the matter.


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