Thursday, June 24, 2010

BBC Interview: UNISON branch says Glasgow city council should defend public services

Brian Smith, Secretary
Glasgow City UNISON Branch
UNISON's Glasgow city branch secretary hit out today at Glasgow city council in a BBC interview.

Brian Smith urged councillors to defend public services and warned of the impact on services, families and the local economy of the council "implementing Tory cuts".

He said: "The workforce in Glagow would want to ask the council leader Gordon Matheson 'what are you going to do to protect services? Stand up to the government. Don't cut services.'"

Listen to the interview on BBC Radio Scotland's 'Scotland Live' programme here

Brian's interview starts at about 17 minutes and 40 secs into the programme.

The BBC report on the council warning it needs to make a further £40m worth of savings is here