... all relates to a Report now going to the Policy and Strategy Committee next Tuesday - main Agenda here, and the specific Report here.
Here's the full list of services to be potentially privatised:
- Cultural Facilities
- Refuse Collection
- Street Cleansing
- Legal Services
- Ground Maintenance
- Customer Services (Contact Centre, Front Offices)
- Road Maintenance
- Operational Property and Facilities Management
- Fleet Management
- Procure to Pay Process
- Transport Services
- Revenues & Benefits Administration
- Building Maintenance
- Financial Administration
- Elements of Administrative Support
Such a mass-privatisation of Council services would - for me - be wholly unacceptable and would undoubtedly lead to a real diminution in the level (and probably the quality) of services provided by the Local Authority to Edinburgh citizens.
This is all about saving money - nothing else - and senior Administration politicians need to have the honesty to simply admit that.
Trying to spin it as an 'improvement programme' will fool no one.
This action is deplorable.
Sending out an email to staff like this shows the council management is neglecting their legal 'Duty of Care' to their employees. They fail in their 'Duty of Care' in the fact that they are causing indiviual employees undue stress regarding their future. This is not what they sign up for. It was to serve the public as best they can and not to be bullied and threated by senior members of the council management.
The person who authorised the email's release should be 'fired' if the Council cared.
Who cares ?
Thanks for taking the time to comment.
I can only assure you that we are seeking to challenge the assumptions behind this programme - but we do not control the Council and therefore have very limited influence.
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