SLC will not use agency workers
South Lanarkshire Council will not use agency staff to break strikes.
That was the vow from council leader Eddie McAvoy this week as the Trade Union Bill which is considered in the House of Commons.
Councillor McAvoy said the Labour administration was opposed to the Bill, saying it would make it harder for workers to take industrial action to defend both their rights and the industries they work in.
He said:“The Labour Party and the working people of Britain have fought together for more than a century to win better working conditions and to end exploitation.
“This Bill is an attempt to turn back the clock on the progress that has been made over the decades.
“This is the sort of attack on the rights of working people that even Margaret Thatcher’s government couldn’t force through, and we need to stand up to this right wing agenda once again.
“South Lanarkshire Council will not cooperate with the government on this and I call on the Scottish Government to do everything in its power to make sure that this Bill does not impinge on the rights of the tens of thousands of people who deliver Scotland’s vital public services.”