Sunday, June 12, 2011

Local Residents Should Not Be Put In The Front Line Of A National Trade Union Campaign

As Southampton enters a fourth week of union strike action, every effort must be made to resolve the dispute and get services back to normal.

This coming Thursday will see a fifth negotiation meeting between the City Council and trade unions. Compromise is needed from both sides and the focus has to be on protecting front line services to residents and protecting jobs.

With the unions set to hold a major rally in city tomorrow it is important not to let national disagreements cloud the debate. We have to sort out our problems here in Southampton and putting local residents in the front line of a national dispute between trade unions and the government is not fair.

Debating with the trade unions on the Politics Show

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