WEST Dunbartonshire Council’s social media policy for staff is to be reviewed for the second time in two years.

The authority’s SNP-led administration put forward an amendment to carry out a new review in conjunction with the joint trade unions. It was last looked at in 2016 under the Labour administration.

Their move was in response to a motion to last week’s full council meeting where Community Party councillor Jim Bollan said the policy was “too restrictive and infringes on an employee’s rights under Article 10 (Freedom of Expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights”.

He told the meeting that “dozens” of workers were “frightened to speak on social media”.

Cllr Bollan said: “Many staff were outraged by the [administration] cuts, but terrified of retribution. Workers should have a voice.”

Labour voted with Cllr Bollan but the SNP position was passed, with Tory support, by 13 votes to eight.