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Sheffield Council's Apprenticeship plan over strike


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Unpaid wages totalling £405,000 from when Sheffield Council staff went on strike will be used to help expand the authority’s apprenticeship programme.

Around 45 per cent of the council’s 12,000 staff took part in the walkout on November 30 in protest about changes to their pensions.
Opposition Lib Dems had suggested using the unpaid wages from the day towards the council’s ongoing apprenticeship programme.
Coun Bryan Lodge, Sheffield Council cabinet member for finance, said: “I’m really pleased to see that the Lib Dems are now supporting our apprenticeship scheme, despite initially opposing its introduction.
I don't mind seeing this, at least they're spending the spare money on helping the future, rather than allegedly "wasting it".