Union fury as city council reveals 300 jobs are to go
Says The Scotsman here.
Edinburgh council have decided to cut upper and middle-management jobs to save money. They are doing this against the background of budget cuts eminating from London but also because Gordon Brown pretty much bankrupted the City with PFI projects and because Scotland's unionist parties imposed that insane tram system upon the capital. They're being told to make cuts and the background is not favourable.
However the unions had this to say about the council administration and its leader Jenny Dawe:
It is her coalition government that is forcing through cuts that the economists who actually predicted the crisis say are not needed and will put the economy into an even bigger mess.
..These cuts have nothing to do with the deficit, they are purely and simply an ideological attack on public services and the people who rely on them.
Couple of points here. Are the unions in Scotland attacking the SNP for cutting council budgets to meet their own reduced grant or attacking London for cutting the grant to Scotland? Who is being ideological?