Saturday, 15 February 2014

Budget 2014 - Independent Labour administration in the Western Isles moves to the right and cuts union representation

In an absolutely astonishing move by the Western Isles Independent / Labour administration, the union representation was cut to in order to make savings.

This will place strong union representation in jeopardy.

SNP Councillor Gordon Murray stated:

"At a time when cuts from Westminster are really hurtng our communities, we really need a strong voice representing employees and we need to protect the trade unions. It is heartbreaking to see this administration cut the trade union representation.

"I know a few councillors have been involved in varying degrees with unions and thought they would have agreed with me that the union is hugely important in protecting workers rights - do we really want to be giving the message that Comhairle nan Eilean is cutting union representation so much, surely not."

Those who voted to save the trade union representation funding

SNP Group
Donald Manford
Rae Mackenzie
Philip Maclean
Kenny Macleod
Gordon Murray
John A Maciver

Donnie Steele