Workers Party spokesperson Nicola Campbell has expressed support for the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council workers as they prepare to take industrial action in pursuit of an equitable pay settlement.
“The council workers have been left with no alternative but to come out on strike. This is a situation that almost everyone was keen to avoid, with the exception it seems of the Council Management.”
This issue has been rumbling on for over five years, during which time senior management in the Council have concluded their own pay settlements but have dragged their heels on the pay and conditions of front line workers.”, Nicola said
“The council workers and their trade unions should have the full support of the people of the Newry, Mourne and Down area. The outstanding issues must and can be resolved quickly. It is unfortunate that they have had to take industrial action three weeks before Christmas to highlight that point”, Nicola concluded