Have Your Say: Majority are left to suffer
ARE we in this together? Certainly not. Gary Evans's weak argument (Have Your Say, Sept 12) almost hides the fact that 82 per cent of the Swansea Council workforce, most on very low incomes are suffering because of Unison's stance.
Most of them are women who have perennially been on low incomes compared to those male workers considered to be on similar 'job types'.
He also omits the fact that those 18 per cent have been paid for work they have not done (some paid for 39/40 hours when only working 32 in some cases); bonuses that the women do not receive, inclement weather payments again not received by women, out of hours payments again surprise, surprise, not received by the female workforce.
Come on Gary and Unison wake up and smell the coffee, welcome to the real world. Many council workers have had it easy for years (jobs for life, the ability to hold the public to ransom etc). Stop your selfish attitude and help those 82 per cent that are desperate for the money. It's a shame GMB is not commenting on this as it represents many of those low paid female workers.