A UNION boss missed critical talks on the eve of today’s ambulance strikes because he was on holiday.
Government officials expected Unite’s Colenzo Jarrett-Thorpe to be at Tuesday’s meeting with Health Secretary Steve Barclay.
He was away despite the strike date being in the diary for weeks.
Instead Unite sent hard-left activist Onay Kasab.
He has called for the downfall of capitalism and stood for the Socialist Workers’ Party at the 2010 选举.
At an anti-austerity rally last month he yelled: “We will take the action to win our demands.
“No glorious defeats, instead we go all-out to win. Forward to a workers’ economy.”
一个 Tory source said: “Union officials claim to be concerned about patient safety but seem to be more interested in waging political battles and furthering industrial strife by any means necessary.”
Unite said: “This is an intrusion on the private lives of two full-time officers.
“It would be entirely inappropriate to comment.”