Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Council meeting cancelled as Tories claim Labour “cowing to union pressure.”

THURROCK Conservatives have condemned to decision to postpone the full council meeting scheduled for 30th November because of strike action by public sector trades unions.

Conservative Leader Phil Anderson said: “We are very disappointed at this decision. Postponing the full council meeting is totally unnecessary, and gives the impression that Thurrock’s Labour administration effectively supports the strike action being taken by its own employees. Councillors book the dates of these meetings months in advance, and numbers may well be down as a result. This looks bad for local democracy and makes it seem like we are caving in to pressure from big union bosses with their own political agendas.

The reasons given for the postponement are “to ensure that adequate administration and support arrangements can be guaranteed”. This seems pretty limp to me. If the House of Commons can sit on Wednesday I am sure that Thurrock could manage to put on a council meeting.

If Labour members wanted to show their support for the strike, they should simply have had the courage of their convictions and not turned up on Wednesday. Local people and businesses are already going to be seriously affected by this action, and by symbolically postponing a key council meeting Labour are making it very clear whose side they are on.”

The meeting will take place on Thursday Dec 1st at 7pm.

3 COMMENTS

  1. What did they expect from the comrade in chief. Labour have cosistently supported the riots, violent student demonstrations, the mob outside St Pauls and anything else that is aimed against the Tories. The thrive off it. After destroying the country’s finances and local communities in the South East through mass immigration, they now happily point the finger at anyone who they think they can get away with blaming for their total indifference to what they have done to this country.

  2. “Postponing the full council meeting is totally unnecessary, and gives the impression that Thurrock’s Labour administration effectively supports the strike action being taken by its own employees.” Of course they bloody support it!! Most of Labour’s funding comes via the unions, they are hardly going to condemn them going on strike are they? This shows why Labour ought to be a busted flush. This strike is unwarranted and completely out of order given the current world situation. How very typical of socialists to expect everything for nothing. The poor souls are being asked to contribute a bit more to their brilliant final salary pensions, the like of which I can only dream of. How very irksome for them. Honestly, you would need half your brain removing to become a Labour supporter these days.

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