Union bosses have criticised Dundee City Council, claiming the local authority “isn’t suitable” for pregnant women, female employees or low-paid workers.
The GMB union made the claims in the wake of proposals to reduce employee wages and benefits.
GMB claim that if the plans go ahead, workers would lose extra payments for working weekends or public holidays, other than five days over the festive period.
They also noted that overtime would only be paid after an employee had worked 40 hours in a week, while maternity pay would be reduced to six weeks at 90% followed by 21 weeks at half pay and then 21 weeks at the statutory minimum.
Drew Duffy, regional organiser for GMB in Dundee, said: “It is a difficult topic for a lot of people involved to talk about. Some will be £200 a month worse off.”
A council spokesperson said: “We are extremely disappointed that GMB has put forward misleading and inaccurate statements, which do nothing to assist the discussion process that we are all currently engaged in.
“The council and unions began these talks with agreement that a joint and respectful discussion would be undertaken. At no time has GMB expressed a contrary opinion to this position.
“We believe that there should be trust on every side and that joint working is the only way to achieve a fair and equitable way forward.
“The council will continue to actively engage with trade unions and staff over the issues which are being discussed.”