by Jim Bollan
Free speech on West Dunbartonshire Council is a thing of the past if you try to protect Council worker’s pay and conditions.
As a Scottish Socialist Party Councillor I instinctively worked with the Trades Unions against the SNP Council’s imposition of cuts in workers wages and conditions.
To be suspended for 9 months from all Council meetings for trying to defend free speech and the rights of workers is outrageous.
The “Independent” Provost who is joined at the hip with the SNP administration to safeguard the gold chain round his neck, denied any opposition Councillors the right to speak up against savage cuts, imposed, by the SNP on low paid workers.