Thursday, 11 October 2012

Brian Smith Glasgow UNISON on city council cutting 300 jobs

Thursday 11 October 2012
Statement by Brian Smith, Glasgow UNISON

Glasgow’s Labour councillors have voted today (11 Oct) to cut another 300 jobs from the city council.

The two opposition parties (SNP and Greens) voted to delay the jobs cuts proposal due to a “lack of justification in the present report”.

The vote was 10 - 7 at the Executive Committee for the job cuts. We understand that one of the areas that will be targeted is social work learning disability day services.

This would just hasten the reduction of this service and would come on top of the cuts already being made in this area through the implementation of personalisation.

We will continue to urge Glasgow City Councillors to use all available financial mechanisms to hold-off any further cuts, while building a campaign to win back the money stolen from the city.

The trade unions will support any council politician or political group who says "No More".

We hoped that today enough of them had maybe reached their own personal political “line in the sand”.

The trade unions will continue to argue the case for a united campaign in the city to win more money from the Scottish and UK Governments.

Brian Smith
posted on Defend Glasgow's Services Facebook
Thursday 11 October 2012


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