Press release issued by Carmarthenshire County Labour Party's “Team Carmarthenshire” -
The Carmarthenshire County Labour Party “Team Carmarthenshire” have expressed their deep concern at the situation in the County Council regarding pay cuts for county staff.
Chair of Team Carmarthenshire Llanelli's Jan Williams said:“I am disgusted at what I am hearing from Council staff concerning massive cuts in pay, and with some staff members being bullied into signing agreements to have their pay reduced.
"I am dismayed at the reports we have been receiving at these swingeing cuts being forced on lower paid workers. I am determined to see that Team Carmarthenshire does all it can to give support to Council staff.”
Team Carmarthenshire Secretary, Carmarthen Town Councillor Philip Grice said:“We understand that this is both a cross-party issue – and an extremely complicated one.
"Accordingly, I have written to Chief Executive Mark James to seek an explanation as to what is happening. Once we have more details of the situation we will seek to sit down with Trade Union leaders to plan a way forward.
“We have been contacted by a number of distraught Council staff members, mostly the lower paid, who have expressed their shock at the pay cuts they are being asked to accept. In some cases the sums involved are cuts of £3000 a year. We want to do all that we can to protect the livelihoods of Council Workers.
“We are asking Labour County Councillors to take action in support of these workers and we are most grateful for the help and advice we are receiving from the Labour MP and the AM, Nia Griffith and Keith Price Davies.”
This Press Release has been issued by Philip Grice 01267 235073 – philgrice@:live.co.uk