Update: Industrial action suspended

Published Friday 21 February 2020 at 10:02

Blackburn with Darwen Council is pleased that the current industrial action being taken by Unite-member lifeguards has been suspended pending further talks.

The Council has been in continuous talks with Unite representatives and on Monday will start talks facilitated by ACAS.

David Fairclough, Director for HR, Legal and Governance, said:

We have been in ongoing talks regarding the outcome of job evaluation and the lifeguards’ roles for many months. We are pleased industrial action has been suspended so talks can continue further including talks facilitated by ACAS.

 We value all of our staff, the work of our lifeguards and the role they play in keeping our visitors safe when swimming at our pools.

Holiday swimming timetables will be resumed at both sites from Friday 21st February until Sunday 23rd February. Our regular pool timetable will then resume on Monday 24th February as normal.

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