'No talks' over staff changes
TRADE unions have said they will not negotiate with Boston Borough Council over planned changes to staff terms and conditions.
During a meeting of Boston Borough Council's cabinet, council leader Peter Bedford read out a statement.
In his statement he said the council needed to save money from its wage bill in light of government funding cuts.
The council is looking to save more than £200,000 by a review of staff terms and conditions.
During the meeting Councillor Bedford said: "The financial situation remains very challenging. As we enter a period of reviewing the medium terms financial strategy it is likely that the savings requirement will increase.
"None of us would want to make changes to terms and conditions unless absolutely necessary.
"The trade unions have made clear that they will not negotiate with the council."
Staff had agreed to a three-year deal in 2010 to freeze pay and cut conditions including sick pay – and had hoped to claw some of that back.