Unite’s lawyers lodged Employment Tribunal claims on behalf of a number of Unite members in November 2014 and February 2015. The Council and the solicitors acting on behalf of Unite have been discussing potential settlement of the claims. Discussions are ongoing.
Offers have been made in respect of some, but not all, members for whom claims have been lodged. Acceptance of those offers is contingent on a written agreement being entered into. The terms of that written agreement are still to be agreed in principle.
Once there is a written agreement, Unite’s solicitors will be writing to all members who have been offered a settlement to seek their instructions on the offers.