Jackie doing her best to keep UNISON members in touch and up todate, the Bristol Branch of UNISON now has a Website and is networking on Facebook. Any views expressed here are my own and not those of my Trade Union, employer or Labour Party.
Bristol City Council had a Full Council meeting last night to agree the budget for the forthcoming year and to essentially rubber stamp the 28 million pounds worth of cuts. The Council is currently led by the Liberal Democrats, so it was with great sadness as I do not understand why they didn't allow a public forum to shape the debate. Why when feelings became understandably high the response was to eject people and then ultimately close and eject all the public from the Public Gallery. Labour Party walked out with the public so after an adjournment it was agreed we could be allowed back in. As long as we behaved. What did the Lib Dems do in debate over issues of meals for the elderly, increase in PCSO's well someone snapped them, and was told off for doing so but see attached Pic as yawning and telling the public to shut up was not the best political move by some the Lib Dem and Tory Councillors. Sent by Jackie using BlackBerry® from Orange