SNP mo­tion is de­feated

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The meet­ing also con­sid­ered a sec­ond mo­tion by the SNP, of­fi­cially not­ing the author­ity’s “dis­sat­is­fac­tion” with Coun­cil­lor Logue and in­fra­struc­ture con­vener Michael McPake for the de­ci­sion-mak­ing around the new sys­tem.

How­ever, it was de­feated 36-28 af­ter the Labour and Con­ser­va­tive lead­ers con­joined their sep­a­rate amend­ments, which “thanks staff for their hard work in rolling out the new waste cy­cle, apol­o­gises for any in­con­ve­nience this may cause” and agree­ing that all coun­cil­lors will sup­port staff in over­com­ing chal­lenges and meet­ing waste tar­gets.

Deputy group leader Tom John­ston said: “Jim Logue said dur­ing the elec­tion cam­paign that there would be no changes to the bin cy­cles at all, then did a to­tal U-turn af­ter the elec­tion.

“It ended up in a to­tal farce. Three-week col­lec­tions first ap­peared at com­mit­tee in 2015; the bro­ken elec­tion prom­ises cre­ated un­cer­tainty.”

Glen­boig rep­re­sen­ta­tive Coun­cil­lor McPake called the mo­tion “the worst type of pol­i­tics” and said:“The prob­lems have been com­pletely un­fore­seen; any­one who thought this would be seam­less is kid­ding them­selves on.”

Air­drie North in­de­pen­dent Alan Bev­eridge later called the mo­tion a “per­sonal at­tack on ad­min­is­tra­tion mem­bers” and said: “Our of­fi­cers are sort­ing out the is­sues with re­cy­cling, and I wel­come the re­port in six months’ time.”

Un­forseen prob­lems Coun­cil­lor Michael McPake

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