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Thursday, 12 June 2014

A poke in the eye for lazy leadership

In an excellent blog John Tizard articulates why real change takes guts and hard work, which is a poke in the eye for public sector leaders who bolt towards cutting terms and conditions rather than tackling longer term problems within services.
   Cuts to council funding has in many cases translated into new service delivery models, which are often Trojan Horses to remove terms and conditions and take staff away from the local government pension scheme. It is a short term fix putting a sticking plaster over the gaping wounds of public finance. The long term cost is a demoralised public sector workforce, worse services and a devastating impact on families, local economies and future pensions.