Plaid Cymru unleashes scathing attack on Labour-run Council

Plaid Cymru MP Jonathan Edwards has launched a scathing attack on Labour, accusing the party of hypocrisy and gutter politics.
The attack follows a press release issued by the Carmarthenshire branch of Labour stating it was ‘dismayed’ by the swingeing cuts being forced on council workers’ salaries and promised to stand up for the workers facing compulsory changes in their pay.
Plaid Cymru’s Jonathan Edwards said the Labour party must wake up to the fact that it runs the County Council and voted in favour of the imposing the injustice on workers’ pay instead of misleading the residents of Carmarthenshire and treating them with contempt.
Jonathan Edwards said:
“I am extremely concerned by the news that council workers, all at the lower end of pay scales, are being forced to swallow swingeing cuts in their pay. In my election victory speech last year I called for the highest earners within the council to take the biggest share of any cost cutting measures. I’ve
not seen any signal of this and is therefore completely unfair to hard-working, grass roots employees.
“I am stunned to see the Labour party this week promising action to defend council workers on the issue. The Labour party must stop treating Carmarthenshire residents and workers with contempt, and wake up to the fact they sit at the council’s top table with their Independent colleagues.
“The attempt at political spinning by Labour on this significant injustice is nothing short of hypocrisy and is a slap in the face to residents which put their faith in Labour councillors. As workers face the
double-whammy of increased living costs and real term income cuts, Labour councillors either need to accept responsibility for their attacks on ordinary working people or pull out of the ruling coalition.
This sort of two faced positioning is gutter politics.”
ENDS

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