From SNP Media yesterday:
The SNP has called on Anas Sarwar to end his “deafening silence” after his party, once again, stood side-by-side with the Tories – this time by rejecting a 5% wage rise for council workers.
Following a £140million investment by the Scottish Government to COSLA, Labour and Tory council leaders opted to vote against the pay increase – reducing the offer to just 3.5%.
It follows a litany of secret backroom deals between Tory and Labour in recent months.
Commenting, the SNP’s Depute Leader, Keith Brown MSP, said:
“Once again, Scottish Labour has shown its true colours by siding with the Tories.
“Instead of backing council workers with a well-earned pay rise of 5%, they have taken a note out of the Tory handbook by rejecting the proposal.
“This coincides with their refusal to take the fight to Westminster, demanding a fairer deal for all those facing the brunt of the Tory-made cost of living crisis.
“One has to wonder, what is the point of the Labour party?