STRIKING public sector workers in Brent were joined by on the picket line by the council leader.

Councillor Muhammed Butt (Labour) mingled with GMB and UNISON members staging a one-day walkout outside Brent Civic Centre in Engineers Way, Wembley, as part of a day of national coordinated action over low pay.

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Mr Butt said: "“I was proud to show my support for brilliant and hardworking Brent Council employees striking this morning.
 

"It’s inexcusable that the Coalition Government can find the money to give tax cuts to millionaires but not to help our social workers, call centre workers, teaching assistants and housing support workers secure a decent pay rise and a fair pension in old age.
 

"Cameron and Clegg need to reverse the brutal cuts they have made to Brent Council’s budget, so that we can offer just a bit more support to local people struggling through their cost of living crisis.
 

"Today more than ever it’s clear that we need a Labour Government to make sure hardworking people get a fair deal and are treated with the respect they deserve."

Other West London councils affected by today's industrial action include Harrow and Hounslow.