Iain McMillan, Director of the CBI in Scotland, said he was appalled by the behaviour of the MSPs. He said: “The Scottish Parliament is the seat of democracy. There is a duty on the members of parliament to make every effort to keep the parliament open and to conduct the business they are supposed to do. If they don’t turn up, they risk aiding and abetting this kind of militant behaviour throughout the civil service.”
He's easily appalled then. Since when did an official picket constitute "militant behaviour"? If he cannot keep out of matters in which he has no role to play, he should save his criticisms for the Westminster government which is unilaterally tearing up future redundancy contracts for public servants.