The government has tonight (21 July) announced the outcome of its consultation on local government reorganisation in York and North Yorkshire. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the government has opted for the ‘one council’ model for North Yorkshire with City of York Council remaining as it is.
This was the model that we felt best met our three key tests:
- Protect jobs and avoid compulsory redundancies
- Level-up terms, conditions and pay
- Minimise disruption to staff and services
We will be working with all our councils, and our colleagues in the district council branches of UNISON to make sure that the transition to one council is as smooth as possible.
The new council will be fully operational from 1 April 2023, with new elections taking place in May 2022.
We will be a strong voice for our members to ensure their jobs, pay, terms and conditions are protected.
There will be much more detail to follow in the coming months, and we know members will have questions that cannot be answered yet. However we will keep members updated throughout.