Why does Progress appear at the centre of pay-cuts to low-paid council staff?

Bitterites at the back of this anti-workers debacle, is no surprise


Last week the SKWAWKBOX covered events in County Durham, where a Labour-led county council (DCC) is planning to sack and re-engage all its teaching assistants in order to deprive them of pay and conditions to which they are contractually entitled. Shamefully, only Labour councillors voted for the move, with LibDems voting against and Tories abstaining.

It has come to the attention of this blog that Brighton and Hove City Council (BHCC) – another Labour-led council, was planning to use similar tactics, with a ‘drastic’ cut to the pay of nursery staff, although fortunately they were successfully pressured by unions into cancelling the move:

Durham and BHCC have these deplorable tactics in common. They also appear to share something else.


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