Trade Unions criticise SF’s Mitchel McLaughlin

On Radio Ulster’s Talkback [near the end of the programme] Trade Union representatives, including Peter Bunting of ICTU, criticised Sinn Féin’s Mitchel McLaughlin after he called for civil servants to refuse to process bills for water charges and for postal workers to refuse to deliver the bills – a suggestion first aired, I think, on Slugger BlogTalkRadio last night. Adds as several commenters have pointed out, and one of the Trade Union reps mentioned on TalkBack, the £70million seven-year contract for the provision of the customer billing and collections system for the NI Water Service was awarded to the Xansa-led Crystal Alliance consortium in January last year More on Mitchel McLaughlin’s comments here