UNISON comment on Caerphilly chief executive decision


Jess Turner, UNISON Cymru Wales regional organiser, said,

“This sorry saga should have been resolved years ago when UNISON brought the matter to light. Staff are absolutely sick of it and the council needs to move on.


“Since 2010, severe spending cuts driven from Westminster have cost the jobs of 746 Caerphilly council workers, yet as much as £6million pounds has been ploughed into a single issue.”


“Think about how the money spent could have been invested instead for the public good, in Caerphilly leisure centres, youth clubs, adult social care and libraries.


“UNISON has long said that complex and bureaucratic hurdles in dealing with a statutory officer dispute frustrated a swift resolution and these must be reviewed.”



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Alastair Gittins, UNISON press officer 07816 53 83 97