Jeremy Corbyn has weighed into Dundee City Council’s row with care workers.
Care staff claim they are on the brink of industrial action after councillors voted through changes last night.
During the meeting at city chambers, councillors voted 15-13 in favour of adopting a new policy on managing its workforce.
This includes a controversial revision of voluntary and early retirement, as well as voluntary redundancy schemes.
It also includes a change to shift patterns that workers fear will massively impact on their lives.
Boos and jeers could be heard coming from the public gallery as the decision was pushed through.
There was also chanting outside the city chambers which almost drowned out the debate going on inside, as protesters made their feelings clear in no uncertain terms with shouts of “shame on you”.
Before the meeting, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sent a message of support to Dundee workers, read out by Jim Malone from the Fire Brigades Union.
The message, shown in the video above, said: “I want to express my support for you all tonight. The cuts to council budgets are coming from Tory austerity but also do not forget it’s because the SNP have passed on cuts to councils.
“As always it’s services and workers who suffer from cuts and all of you are testament to that.
“So I want to offer you my solidarity and that of the Labour Party and promise you that under Labour, at Holyrood and Westminster, councils and all our public services will get the investment they need, which will mean workers get what they deserve and being treated fairly and with dignity at work. Solidarity.”