Unite the union and Unison are coming together with employees, the public, service users and members to express their opposition at the proposals outlined in the 'Development and Transformation of the Youth Service' report to cabinet on 22 April 2013.
We are opposed to:
- The disproportionate cuts being imposed on the youth service at a time when young people need to rely on those services more than ever
- Compulsory redundancies as a consequence of these proposals
- The proposal to transfer youth workers from nationally agreed JNC terms and conditions for Youth Workers
We urge Wolverhampton city council to respect national bargaining proposals to outsource elements of the service.
Wolverhampton has a youth service to be proud of. Councillors have always recognised the value of the
provision for young people in our communities and we urge Wolverhampton councillors to instruct officers to reconsider options for developing and transforming the youth service with a commitment to national agreements, national bargaining and professional youth work standards as the most appropriate way to ensure quality, standards and value for money.
Young people of Wolverhampton need professional youth work support not just activity provision.
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