For years now, Scottish Labour have been able to exploit workers, in care homes, in schools and in refuse collection, to try to score points against the Scottish Government and the SNP.
They’ve used links with trade union leaders, one married to Richard Leonard, to campaign against the interests and damaging the reputation of their workers
Judging by the above letter, it looks like they may now have pushed one group too far. Gary Cook of the GMB in Scotland, said in 2019:
“Nationalisation secures the immediate future of the yard and that is a very welcome development, particularly after all the recent uncertainty. Our members were caught in the middle of a situation that had nothing to do with them and their relief will be palpable. It is five years since the yard went bust and the Scottish Government has prevented that from happening again. We can now look to the future and everyone should do so with a sense of purpose. With vision and competency we can get on with building the ships Scotland needs and together we can grow jobs and prosperity on the lower Clyde.”
The GMB Scotland former leader and arch-Unionist, Gary Smith, now GMB General Secretary, won’t have liked that.
Readers might remember some of his earlier works (dirty). See: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/?s=Gary+Smith