UNISON regional officer Phil Martin has welcomed the involvement of the STUC in the current crisis at North Lanarks...
UNISON regional officer Phil Martin has welcomed the involvement of the STUC in the current crisis at North Lanarkshire Council. 'This is a sign of how seriously the trade union movement views the North Lanarkshire financial crisis,' he said.
'The public can now see the trade unions are serious about fixing the problems. The question is..........is the council?'
Mr Martin called on the council and the chief executive to now 'come clean and talk with the key players in order to minimise the impact on jobs.'
'The community is saying stop the rot - we are at least doing something about it.'
When asked about the events at Tuesday's council meeting Mr Martin said 'the members are very clear. They are not interested in the political and petty ego games of councillors. They just want their jobs. A fair day's pay for a fair day's work. Nothing could be simpler.'