Labour Councillor Crosses Picket Line

May 2011 marks the date that voters in Western Park elected Labour Party Councillors Su Barton and George Cole to office, thereby replacing their respective Lib Dem predecessors.

Today of course was also a special day for all university employees across the country — including Cole who is a senior lecturer at the School of Engineering at De Montfort University — as most of them took collective strike action to fight against austerity and what amounts to a 13 per cent real-term pay cut since 2008.

But today was an especially important to Labour Councillor George Cole who earlier this morning nonchalantly walked past his colleagues on their picket line to go in to work. None of this should be too surprising: George Cole displays his true blue colours and not least the true corporate face of the Labour Party in Leicester.

For further local reporting and photos from today’s strike see “University staff take joint strike action.”


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