21 September 2019 – BBC News
Somerset County Council has agreed to pay Unison £674,000 after a legal challenge over privatising the county’s learning disability services.
The case was brought against Somerset County Council and Discovery (part of the Dimensions Group Ltd). Unison argued the council had failed to inform and consult about the impact of the transferral of the services on 1,100 employees.
The union said the money will be used to compensate its affected members.