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Shropshire Council Public Consultation Petition

You may already be aware of the following e-Petition regarding Shropshire Council's current method of public consultation. If not you may wish to consider responding to this petition and making others aware.

View the e-petition details.

The petitioner, Stephen Malloy, has contacted GSX and says:

I have been given your contact details for Green Shropshire Exchange after being referred to your group by Mike Richardson of Shrewsbury Friends of the Earth.

Campaign Bulletin

Please find attached the October 2013 issue of the NPC's Campaign! Bulletin (there was no edition in September). We have also produced a print friendly version which reduces the amount of ink needed when the document is printed out.

If you wish to look at the document on screen, it is best viewed at around 121%. However, you will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader software in order to open the file. If you have any further queries please get in touch.

Best wishes

Neil Duncan-Jordan
National Officer
NPC

 

OPEN DISCUSSIONS WITH KEITH BARROW

Attached is a flyer advertising public meetings to discuss the cuts in services and to ask for your opinions, please make every effort to attend these meetings and encourage friends and family also -  and have your say.

Alan James -  Branch Secretary

Barrow Fiddles While Shropshire Burns!!!

The Branch was recently alerted to an article in 'Private Eye' about a comment made on Keith Barrow's blog the day after the massive redundancies were announced:  See below the extract from the page:

Keith Barrow ‏@KeithBarrow21 26 Jul

drinking a good brandy, smoking a Havana and looking forward to the best show on radio, love #trunkoffunk :)

26 Jul 13 from San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Palmas
Keith Barrow ‏@KeithBarrow21 26 Jul

SILENT EPIDEMIC OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WORKING MOTHERS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY 8 AUGUST 2013
SILENT EPIDEMIC OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WORKING MOTHERS

UNISON is calling for “a cultural shift” to end discrimination against pregnant women and mothers returning to work.  The union, which has 1m women in membership, called it a disgrace that a new survey has found that more than one in four mothers feel discriminated against.

BERWICK REVIEW

NO TIME TO WASTE IN TURNING BERWICK RECOMMENDATIONS INTO ACTIONS

The Berwick Review should act as a rallying cry to the Government, the NHS and to patients said UNISON, the UK’s largest health union today. The review calls on the Government to “place the quality and safety of patient care above all other aims for the NHS” and the union is calling for the necessary investment to make that happen.   

WHAT UNISON SAYS ABOUT THE 50% CUT TO COUNCIL EMPLOYEES

The Branch have been very vocal about the recent announcements and if you would like to hear what we have been saying follow the links below to hear us.  The Branch would appreciate any feedback or comments on these and any comments regarding the recent announcement.  Please send these to unison@shropshire.gov.uk.

Alan James, Branch Secretary on Midlands Today at 6.30 24.07.13:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b037b13j/

SHROPSHIRE COUNCIL REDUNDANCY STATEMENT

Colleagues will now have seen the statement released by Shropshire Council regarding their intention to instigate a voluntary redundancy programme.

Our understanding of these proposals is that The Council are looking to lose up to 50% of the workforce - across all areas - in the next 4 years with the intention of making as many of these losses happen as quickly as possible. The rationale for this course of action is that they have to save £80 Million pounds in the next four years.

Office Closure - 11 July 2013

Please note that the Branch Office will be closed between 9.00am - 11.30am tomorrow for staff training.

 

Alan James - Branch Secretary

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