UK: Council pays out £64,000 to staff following tribunal ruling
Compensation totalling more than £64,000 has been paid to 18 staff at Bromley Council following an Employment Tribunal ruling.
The tribunal found the council had written to staff asking them to agree to a localised pay award which would replace national and regional collective agreements.
The case was brought by 18 Unison members who did not sign the new deal. Some were subsequently dismissed and re-employed on different terms and conditions.
Employers are not allowed to make offers to employees which result in contract change such that their terms and conditions are no longer determined by collective agreement.