“After weeks of exposure on the Labour-Tory council blocking the release of audit reports into potential corruption, it is not surprising to hear that North Lanarkshire Council has paid out the most on equal pay settlements and has the second highest number of claims lodged in Scotland.
“When local people think about North Lanarkshire Labour, integrity does not spring to mind.
“While claiming to be the party of working people, for years Labour has been exploiting mostly female workers paying them less than they deserved.
“£129.9million has been spent cleaning up the mess of previous Labour administrations. This total includes legal fees which is the price local people have paid for Labour incompetence.
“Blocking accountability of public spending and exploiting workers – the Labour-Tory coalition in NLC is a match made in heaven.”