Press Release

MP calls for amicable Council agreement

29th June 2010

I am very concerned about the situation at Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council where the £24 million funding gap needs to be closed by 2014 and would urge that both sides make every effort to come to an amicable agreement.

Everyone recognises that the deep financial crisis locally and nationally needs to be addressed but it should be done by consent.

I urge the council leaders and the unions to give priority to both protecting front line services and job security and arrive at some honorable compromise. ‘Megaphone negotiations’ via the media are not helpful.

The Council has an excellent public service and industrial relations record over the years and I am sure would not wish to have a major fall-out with all their staff and their unions which in turn have a reputation of working harmoniously and loyally with the public sector locally.




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