Rhondda Cynon Taf recently issued redundancy notices to all 10,000 of their workers. In order to force the workers to accept new contracts.
Rhondda Cynon Taf is a Labour controlled council so I was surprised (Well I wasn't really) when I received a Newspaper type election leaflet from the Pontypridd Consistency Party (Monoglot English of course) which contained this advertisement. From the Public and Commercial Services Union (P.C.S.)>
So we have a Union that represents civil service and other other public sector staff and who will be campaigning against the attacks on R,C.T workforce Paying to advertise in the Paper of a party that it is cutting wages in the very consistency
And even Unison who are calling the strike Ballot you can bet their headquarters will be festooned with Labour posters in May when they will back Labour in the Assembly elections for the R.C.T.consistencies.
For thirteen years under the Blair- Brown Labour administration the Unions remained largely silent as the Labour government made very little effort to address the attacks of Margaret Thatcher on our Workers Rights.
The Unions are there to represent the interest of the Workers and not the Labour party. The leadership of P.C.S in Wales should be ashamed of once again putting the Labour party before the interest of their own members.
Incidentally there was no mention of the Assembly referendum . I suppose some would claim that this was not the medium to do so. But if the Labour party officially back the campaign would not this be the opportunity to do so?