Bristol Trades Union Council is horrified at the announcement by Bristol City Council that it plans to sack 1000 of it’s workforce by the end of September 2016. The announcement has come without regard on how this will impact the lives of those losing their jobs or to the services that these trade union members provide.
Andy Roberston, Secretary of Bristol Trades Union Council, in responding to this bombshell from Bristol City Council said
The Government is to blame for this. The Conservative Government only appears to be interested in rich high-profile people who avoid paying their taxes, dip their hands into our pension funds or speculate with our savings, and when it all goes wrong the Government bails them out to the tune of billions of pounds with the taxes paid by workers and to the detriment of the services that working people are entitled to have provided by the Government and local councils.
Bristol Trades Union Council will stand shoulder to shoulder with the trade union members at Bristol City Council to ensure the City Mayor and Council members implement the four-point plan proposed by the trade unions at Bristol City Council.
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