East Lothian politicians clash in zero hours row

Councillor Stuart Currie

Councillor Stuart Currie

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Two county politicians have clashed in a furious row over the use of zero hours contracts within East Lothian Council.

Councillor Stuart Currie (SNP) and MSP Iain Gray (Lab) crossed swords over the controversial employment condition that has drawn objections from unions amid accusations of worker exploitation.

The SNP group leader accused Mr Gray of “utter hypocrisy” over his stance on zero hours contracts and called on him to distance himself from his Labour colleagues in Haddington.

But the MSP reacted angrily to Councillor Currie’s claim, lambasting him for failing to act to end zero hours contracts when the SNP controlled the council.

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