Unite regional officer Onay Kasab said: “As usual, the council is pulling the wool over people’s eyes. They lost millions of pounds in an unnecessary dispute that workers convincingly won. They ended up with two workforces in a bid to cover the dispute. And now they are asking for voluntary redundancies.”

A total of 35 senior drivers and crew employed by Coventry council have applied for voluntary redundancy (VR) and early retirement (EV) packages that were offered this month.


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