Unions in dispute with Council....again!
Plus, Natalie McNally rally in Lurgan Park this Saturday
Good morning folks, Micheal with you here. For the readers among you living in the ABC Council borough, do you remember when there was industrial action during the summer – do you remember that? For those of you suffering from a bout of amnesia, here is a photo to jog your memories…
Those were the days! Who would like to see them back? Of course, nobody does. Not the ratepayer, not the union worker, not the Council.
However, the unions and senior management are at loggerheads again and industrial action has been threatened. The unions say they have 'little trust or confidence in senior management' and accuse some councillors of 'attacking' members on social media, as they warn failure to enter conciliation will lead to 'balloting members for action'. Read the full story here.
Here’s to hoping there’s a resolution. Please be a resolution!
Meanwhile, the hunt for Natalie McNally’s killer goes on. The 32-year-old, who was 15 weeks pregnant, was beaten, strangled and stabbed in her home at Silverwood Green, a week before Christmas.
Despite extensive appeals by her family and police, her killer had not yet been found.
This Saturday, a rally is being held at Lurgan Park to call for an end to violence against women and remember Natalie and her baby, Dean. The rally will start at 2pm and as many people as possible are urged to go along and show their support. Rally-goers are being urged to wear blue and pink for Natalie and baby Dean.
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