The Government really needs to get to grips with some of the trade union barons;
Hopes of settling the bitter row over public sector pensions were dealt another blow yesterday when leaders of tens of thousands of council workers rejected a final offer. Unite’s national local authority committee called for “genuine discussions” without “arbitrary” deadlines. General Secretary Len McCluskey claimed trust was undermined by a letter issued before Christmas by Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles, which the union said included commitments it had not discussed.
Look, there is nothing to debate. We cannot afford the monies paid to these people. The cupboard is bare and the private sector has already made the necessary financial adjustment. But the UNITE union is a particularly militant throwback to the 1970’s and it will not compromise nor show any vestige of common sense. It is there to defend the indefensible and will do so at any cost to the public. It needs smashed.