Another council pay axe – another Progress member at the heart of it


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Yesterday the SKWAWKBOX covered the fact that the two Labour-led councils to attempt to slash the wages of low-paid staff in response to government cuts – Durham County Council and Brighton & Hove City Council – both ‘happen’ to be led by prominent members of Progress, the arch-right faction, or ‘party within a party’, of Labour.

It has been announced that another Labour-led council intends to hack away at the wages of its hard-working employees – and, surprise surprise, yet another Progress ‘gloominary’ is at the helm.

Newcastle-upon-Tyne City Council has announced plans to cut up to £3,831 – and in some cases more – from the incomes of ‘middle managers and blue-collar workers”.

The council is led by Nick Forbes, a significant Progress player who has been a keynote speaker at Progress’ annual conference alongside no less than the Chair of Progress, Alison McGovern, and the Scottish Labour…

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