Saturday, 30 September 2017
Paul Hutcheon broke a great story in The Herald the other day involving a full-time Unison union official who claims to have been granted permission to campaign for one of the contenders in the Scottish Labour leadership election - while signed off on paid sick leave.
Now this sounds more than a bit odd to me because why would someone be fit enough to campaign in a high profile political election, yet be signed off from their day job until the middle of October?
I wonder if Mr Low would have been granted such largesse had he requested to work on Anas Sarwar's behalf whilst on paid sick leave and what if he had suggested doing some political campaigning for the SNP?
Now the trade unions have no business operating as the industrial wing of the Labour Party in Scotland, never mind taking sides in an internal election, but not everyone agrees on that score, as the the disastrous Unite dispute at Grangemouth demonstrated only too well.