ACAS called in over CPAG contract row

Management and union representatives at the Child Poverty Action Group are to meet at the conciliation service ACAS today in a bid to resolve a dispute about new contracts.

CPAG staff went on strike for a day last week over proposals to hire new staff on contracts which provide less generous conditions than those of existing staff.

A spokeswoman at the Transport and General Workers Union, which represents 20 of the 29 CPAG staff, said the new contracts abolished compassionate leave and reduced sick pay and holidays.

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