Peter Gaskin, the UNISON union branch officer said,
“Our members and the staff working at the Council are paying a heavy price with their jobs being sacrificed and income being frozen purely to bail out the banks. People who work in local government are mainly women who earn well below £21,000 and they did not even receive the Chancellors £250 announced in the budget. Staff are already subsidising services to the public and they soon won’t be able to afford to go to work. What is happening is a disgrace and the public should be extremely worried about the future of their services.”
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