No that's not cockney slang ... but real trouble and strife I'm afraid ...
... attended the 'Joint Consultative Group' (for the Council) this afternoon - whose papers don't seem to appear on CPOL? - which is the main consultative body between the Trade Unions and local politicians on the Council.
To say the atmosphere was strained would be the understatement of the decade.
I sense really difficult 'industrial-relation' times ahead, and I'd humbly suggest to the Council Administration that they'd better start paying a bit more attention to their workforce (I'm not suggesting at the exclusion of their customers) if they want to avoid some really serious problems in the not-too-distant future.