More than 1,400 workers leave Newport council in 20 months

MORE than 1,400 people left Newport council for reasons other than redundancy or retirement over the last 20 months.

But Newport says that the numbers leaving the council voluntarily have actually dropped over the last six years, and that the figures have been relatively consistent.

Some 107 council workers took voluntary redundancy between May 2012 and January 2014, according to figures obtained by Tory opposition councillor David Fouweather.

But they also show that 1,460 people left the organisation over the same period for reasons other than redundancy and retirement.

The largest proportion of such leavers were in schools, where 640 people left the service, while 331 people left the continuing learning and leisure department.

Adult social services saw 78 people leave for reasons other than redundancy and retirement, while children’s services saw 81 people similarly leave.

A total of 39 people left adult services because they took voluntary redundancy – bringing the total number of leavers in that department to 130.

The figures also showed that, as of January, the authority had 100 vacancies – with 26 in continuing learning and leisure and 17 in children and family services.

Cllr Fouweather said he had calculated that 87 members of staff a month had left the authority a month during that period.

He said: “I think the council is losing valuable experience and with budgets tight, in difficult times, we need experienced people in these key positions to run our council.”

A spokesman for Newport City Council said turnover at the council has been “relatively consistent since 2008” and that a third of people leave because of the ending of casual, fixed term or seasonal contracts.

“The numbers choosing to leave the council have dropped over the last six years (an average percentage of 48 per cent) with the highest number leaving in 2010/11,” she said.

“Other people have left because of ill health, mutual terminations and transfers to other organisations.”

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9:44am Sat 22 Mar 14

Valrep says...

Why are so many of the jobs advertised on the council website only available to internal candidates?
Why are so many of the jobs advertised on the council website only available to internal candidates? Valrep
  • Score: 23

9:45am Sat 22 Mar 14

Mr Holder says...

My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job. Mr Holder
  • Score: 32

9:56am Sat 22 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
it stills pays more than a job in the private sector whats left of the private sector in wales.

as they said most of it was people leaving casual contracts its a stupid non story
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]it stills pays more than a job in the private sector whats left of the private sector in wales. as they said most of it was people leaving casual contracts its a stupid non story scraptheWAG
  • Score: -19

9:57am Sat 22 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

Valrep wrote:
Why are so many of the jobs advertised on the council website only available to internal candidates?
yeah noticed that one also have you noticed all jobs down the WAG are now "speak welsh or want to learn"
[quote][p][bold]Valrep[/bold] wrote: Why are so many of the jobs advertised on the council website only available to internal candidates?[/p][/quote]yeah noticed that one also have you noticed all jobs down the WAG are now "speak welsh or want to learn" scraptheWAG
  • Score: 3

10:00am Sat 22 Mar 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
That's probably part of the reason that NCC have a reported £2million underspend this financial year. They can now afford to give themselves a pay rise as a result of underpaying their staff.

http://www.southwale
sargus.co.uk/news/11
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[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]That's probably part of the reason that NCC have a reported £2million underspend this financial year. They can now afford to give themselves a pay rise as a result of underpaying their staff. http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/11 069699.Newport_Counc il_on_track_for_unde rspend/ ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 13

10:01am Sat 22 Mar 14

Mr Holder says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
it stills pays more than a job in the private sector whats left of the private sector in wales.

as they said most of it was people leaving casual contracts its a stupid non story
Valid point, however the fact remains if you don't pay the market rate you will lose your best to employers that do.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]it stills pays more than a job in the private sector whats left of the private sector in wales. as they said most of it was people leaving casual contracts its a stupid non story[/p][/quote]Valid point, however the fact remains if you don't pay the market rate you will lose your best to employers that do. Mr Holder
  • Score: 23

10:04am Sat 22 Mar 14

33daverave says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
That's probably part of the reason that NCC have a reported £2million underspend this financial year. They can now afford to give themselves a pay rise as a result of underpaying their staff.

http://www.southwale

sargus.co.uk/news/11

069699.Newport_Counc

il_on_track_for_unde

rspend/
Don't forget they are also scabbing free workers on Workfare whilst laying people off.
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]That's probably part of the reason that NCC have a reported £2million underspend this financial year. They can now afford to give themselves a pay rise as a result of underpaying their staff. http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/11 069699.Newport_Counc il_on_track_for_unde rspend/[/p][/quote]Don't forget they are also scabbing free workers on Workfare whilst laying people off. 33daverave
  • Score: 2

10:16am Sat 22 Mar 14

helper7 says...

Pay rates are deliberately kept low because government wants workers to leave so that they can attack unions and worker cooperation by reducing their numbers, its all part of the plan to use public sector workers as scape goats for the world recession that Labour nor public sector workers caused! Perfect excuse ..... Banking and greed say no more
Pay rates are deliberately kept low because government wants workers to leave so that they can attack unions and worker cooperation by reducing their numbers, its all part of the plan to use public sector workers as scape goats for the world recession that Labour nor public sector workers caused! Perfect excuse ..... Banking and greed say no more helper7
  • Score: 12

10:47am Sat 22 Mar 14

Bobevans says...

Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
There are national pay rates so your claim does not hold up
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]There are national pay rates so your claim does not hold up Bobevans
  • Score: -19

10:50am Sat 22 Mar 14

Dixie Smith says...

You would think with all the staff that the council are making redundant that their HR department could actually do it right. My husband was made redundant and there were so many **** ups it would have been funny if it hadn't been so difficult for us as a family.
You would think with all the staff that the council are making redundant that their HR department could actually do it right. My husband was made redundant and there were so many **** ups it would have been funny if it hadn't been so difficult for us as a family. Dixie Smith
  • Score: 12

10:57am Sat 22 Mar 14

Mr Holder says...

helper7 wrote:
Pay rates are deliberately kept low because government wants workers to leave so that they can attack unions and worker cooperation by reducing their numbers, its all part of the plan to use public sector workers as scape goats for the world recession that Labour nor public sector workers caused! Perfect excuse ..... Banking and greed say no more
Nonsense, pay rates in the public sector for professional jobs are reasonable. Pay rates in Newport city council are well below the market rate compared to neighbouring authorities. It is one of the reasons that Newport city council have such a high turnover of staff. As with any market you get want you pay for, the best will always leave when the competition offer more favourable terms.

My understanding is that the pay and grading review at Newport city council has no taken in excess of 6 years to complete, clearly this demonstrates numerous things, not least contempt for it's hard working staff but also an overriding sense of incompetence, which sadly Newport city council seem to excel in.
[quote][p][bold]helper7[/bold] wrote: Pay rates are deliberately kept low because government wants workers to leave so that they can attack unions and worker cooperation by reducing their numbers, its all part of the plan to use public sector workers as scape goats for the world recession that Labour nor public sector workers caused! Perfect excuse ..... Banking and greed say no more[/p][/quote]Nonsense, pay rates in the public sector for professional jobs are reasonable. Pay rates in Newport city council are well below the market rate compared to neighbouring authorities. It is one of the reasons that Newport city council have such a high turnover of staff. As with any market you get want you pay for, the best will always leave when the competition offer more favourable terms. My understanding is that the pay and grading review at Newport city council has no taken in excess of 6 years to complete, clearly this demonstrates numerous things, not least contempt for it's hard working staff but also an overriding sense of incompetence, which sadly Newport city council seem to excel in. Mr Holder
  • Score: 32

11:05am Sat 22 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

Mr Holder wrote:
scraptheWAG wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
it stills pays more than a job in the private sector whats left of the private sector in wales.

as they said most of it was people leaving casual contracts its a stupid non story
Valid point, however the fact remains if you don't pay the market rate you will lose your best to employers that do.
haivng worked in the past in the public not NCC i admit but i saw huge overstaffing regular sickness lots of people were recruited due to having family there and some thought nothing of having hour long plus conversation literally away from there desks in the middle of the working day friday saw everyone go on mass for a one hour breakfast fry up!! and started work about half ten and yes it was in paid time.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]it stills pays more than a job in the private sector whats left of the private sector in wales. as they said most of it was people leaving casual contracts its a stupid non story[/p][/quote]Valid point, however the fact remains if you don't pay the market rate you will lose your best to employers that do.[/p][/quote]haivng worked in the past in the public not NCC i admit but i saw huge overstaffing regular sickness lots of people were recruited due to having family there and some thought nothing of having hour long plus conversation literally away from there desks in the middle of the working day friday saw everyone go on mass for a one hour breakfast fry up!! and started work about half ten and yes it was in paid time. scraptheWAG
  • Score: 9

11:15am Sat 22 Mar 14

Mr Holder says...

Bobevans wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
There are national pay rates so your claim does not hold up
There are no national pay rates in local authorities. I could post links, however I suggest you do your research before making such spurious claims.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]There are national pay rates so your claim does not hold up[/p][/quote]There are no national pay rates in local authorities. I could post links, however I suggest you do your research before making such spurious claims. Mr Holder
  • Score: 22

12:42pm Sat 22 Mar 14

ACouncilWorker says...

Really not surprised so many are leaving.
I'm looking for work elsewhere simply due to the stress related with the job.

There's less staff, more work load, old/worn out equipment and machines, stick from supervisors, watched by PI's employed by the civic.

I've had bulling, health issues (which I was turned down time off, to see a doctor about) Stress, Which I've been told has caused the health issue (have IBS now) and I've only been there 6 months!

Pay might be good, but it's not worth it for what's involved now.

I can't wait to leave!
Really not surprised so many are leaving. I'm looking for work elsewhere simply due to the stress related with the job. There's less staff, more work load, old/worn out equipment and machines, stick from supervisors, watched by PI's employed by the civic. I've had bulling, health issues (which I was turned down time off, to see a doctor about) Stress, Which I've been told has caused the health issue (have IBS now) and I've only been there 6 months! Pay might be good, but it's not worth it for what's involved now. I can't wait to leave! ACouncilWorker
  • Score: 8

1:52pm Sat 22 Mar 14

The People's Republic of Newp says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Valrep wrote:
Why are so many of the jobs advertised on the council website only available to internal candidates?
yeah noticed that one also have you noticed all jobs down the WAG are now "speak welsh or want to learn"
No they are not, and I work there. They simply ask you to comment on your ability to speak / write the language. Once again, YOU are caught out.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valrep[/bold] wrote: Why are so many of the jobs advertised on the council website only available to internal candidates?[/p][/quote]yeah noticed that one also have you noticed all jobs down the WAG are now "speak welsh or want to learn"[/p][/quote]No they are not, and I work there. They simply ask you to comment on your ability to speak / write the language. Once again, YOU are caught out. The People's Republic of Newp
  • Score: 4

2:14pm Sat 22 Mar 14

The People's Republic of Newp says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
scraptheWAG wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
it stills pays more than a job in the private sector whats left of the private sector in wales.

as they said most of it was people leaving casual contracts its a stupid non story
Valid point, however the fact remains if you don't pay the market rate you will lose your best to employers that do.
haivng worked in the past in the public not NCC i admit but i saw huge overstaffing regular sickness lots of people were recruited due to having family there and some thought nothing of having hour long plus conversation literally away from there desks in the middle of the working day friday saw everyone go on mass for a one hour breakfast fry up!! and started work about half ten and yes it was in paid time.
Which is the blighted, yet emancipative organisation for which you used to work?

Is it possible things have changed? Or, more perversely, you have an axe to grind and you are consequently offering a distorted impression of day-to-day working practices?
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]it stills pays more than a job in the private sector whats left of the private sector in wales. as they said most of it was people leaving casual contracts its a stupid non story[/p][/quote]Valid point, however the fact remains if you don't pay the market rate you will lose your best to employers that do.[/p][/quote]haivng worked in the past in the public not NCC i admit but i saw huge overstaffing regular sickness lots of people were recruited due to having family there and some thought nothing of having hour long plus conversation literally away from there desks in the middle of the working day friday saw everyone go on mass for a one hour breakfast fry up!! and started work about half ten and yes it was in paid time.[/p][/quote]Which is the blighted, yet emancipative organisation for which you used to work? Is it possible things have changed? Or, more perversely, you have an axe to grind and you are consequently offering a distorted impression of day-to-day working practices? The People's Republic of Newp
  • Score: 4

4:22pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Keith P says...

Bobevans wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
There are national pay rates so your claim does not hold up
Mr Holder don't bite on bobevans if you read his comments regularly you'll realize the man is a clown. He never let's facts get in the way and his research is what he thinks not what is documented
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]There are national pay rates so your claim does not hold up[/p][/quote]Mr Holder don't bite on bobevans if you read his comments regularly you'll realize the man is a clown. He never let's facts get in the way and his research is what he thinks not what is documented Keith P
  • Score: 10

5:15pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Howie' says...

Keith P wrote:
Bobevans wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
There are national pay rates so your claim does not hold up
Mr Holder don't bite on bobevans if you read his comments regularly you'll realize the man is a clown. He never let's facts get in the way and his research is what he thinks not what is documented
Ah Bobby boy, looks like you've been rumbled.
[quote][p][bold]Keith P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]There are national pay rates so your claim does not hold up[/p][/quote]Mr Holder don't bite on bobevans if you read his comments regularly you'll realize the man is a clown. He never let's facts get in the way and his research is what he thinks not what is documented[/p][/quote]Ah Bobby boy, looks like you've been rumbled. Howie'
  • Score: 7

12:14am Sun 23 Mar 14

oscar.george says...

typical ncc
typical ncc oscar.george
  • Score: -3

12:22am Sun 23 Mar 14

oscar.george says...

When Newport c.c. are told that bullying is happening in the workplace they pay lip service to the complainant, then pretend to go through motions of investigating whilst trying to dig dirt on the complainant and undermining the complaint. They are not adverse to piling on as much pressure as they can in the hope you will quit.
When Newport c.c. are told that bullying is happening in the workplace they pay lip service to the complainant, then pretend to go through motions of investigating whilst trying to dig dirt on the complainant and undermining the complaint. They are not adverse to piling on as much pressure as they can in the hope you will quit. oscar.george
  • Score: 8

8:35am Sun 23 Mar 14

Monmouthshire Merlin says...

Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys!
There are certainly plenty of them at NCC
[quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys! There are certainly plenty of them at NCC Monmouthshire Merlin
  • Score: -6

4:27pm Sun 23 Mar 14

corpardguy says...

This amount of turn over is unacceptable in any organization, and it usually starts going wrong at the top. Nepotism and favorites are the choices for promotion rather than value and ability. My family has had personal experience in this and I for one am amazed its as low as 1400.
People at the top must realize its not a private club its a business and you better get it right or we all suffer.
Time for a reputable outside assessment methinks.
This amount of turn over is unacceptable in any organization, and it usually starts going wrong at the top. Nepotism and favorites are the choices for promotion rather than value and ability. My family has had personal experience in this and I for one am amazed its as low as 1400. People at the top must realize its not a private club its a business and you better get it right or we all suffer. Time for a reputable outside assessment methinks. corpardguy
  • Score: 4

10:16pm Sun 23 Mar 14

anonman says...

Im in a social service team. Pay is a big issue, there's been talk about a pay review since i started. Nobody knows when. Parking is another issue, people dont like having to walk nearly 1/4 a mile to get into work. There's residents parking all round the civic and info station why dont they give staff permit to park in those streets of empty spaces? Then theres hot desking, whoever made that decision clearly didnt know the first thing about social work. Newport is not alone there, lots of counties all over the country did it, but Newport thought, "yeh lets make professionals who's role it is to analyse complex infomation, manage diverse and complicated caseloads, need to keep theory books and tools about them that take up a space, who have to deal with piles of paperwork, who have to endure complex caseloads and be witness to the most harrowing of human suffering. Yeh ive got an idea that will make their lives more chaotic take away their desks! Put them in call centre styled offices and make them generally feel like crap whilst paying a few thousand pound less than other local authorities." then scratch their heads when people leave.
Im in a social service team. Pay is a big issue, there's been talk about a pay review since i started. Nobody knows when. Parking is another issue, people dont like having to walk nearly 1/4 a mile to get into work. There's residents parking all round the civic and info station why dont they give staff permit to park in those streets of empty spaces? Then theres hot desking, whoever made that decision clearly didnt know the first thing about social work. Newport is not alone there, lots of counties all over the country did it, but Newport thought, "yeh lets make professionals who's role it is to analyse complex infomation, manage diverse and complicated caseloads, need to keep theory books and tools about them that take up a space, who have to deal with piles of paperwork, who have to endure complex caseloads and be witness to the most harrowing of human suffering. Yeh ive got an idea that will make their lives more chaotic take away their desks! Put them in call centre styled offices and make them generally feel like crap whilst paying a few thousand pound less than other local authorities." then scratch their heads when people leave. anonman
  • Score: 5

11:42pm Sun 23 Mar 14

bugsy93 says...

It's a shame that the taxpayers can't ditch Newport Council so easily.
It's a shame that the taxpayers can't ditch Newport Council so easily. bugsy93
  • Score: -5

7:38am Mon 24 Mar 14

Mr Angry says...

Newport City Council are not remowned as good employers or payers. Unions regard them as the worst in Wales to deal with. Newport staff tend to be one and in most cases two pay grades down on equivalent posts in nieghbouring authorities.

The public of Newport must take part of the blame for this, many front line and reception staff quit because of constant abuse from members of the public, who think because' they pay Council tax 'it gives them the right to threaten workers. One person quit because a member of the public spat at her, and the Council would not support her. No doubt some posters would think that acceptable.
Newport City Council are not remowned as good employers or payers. Unions regard them as the worst in Wales to deal with. Newport staff tend to be one and in most cases two pay grades down on equivalent posts in nieghbouring authorities. The public of Newport must take part of the blame for this, many front line and reception staff quit because of constant abuse from members of the public, who think because' they pay Council tax 'it gives them the right to threaten workers. One person quit because a member of the public spat at her, and the Council would not support her. No doubt some posters would think that acceptable. Mr Angry
  • Score: 9

11:31am Mon 24 Mar 14

hellsbelle73 says...

Monmouthshire Merlin wrote:
Mr Holder wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys! There are certainly plenty of them at NCC
This is quite offensive to the hard working people on lower paid jobs in NCC Monmouthshire Merlin, I get paid peanuts for a job that in other authorities is much higher paid, and more respected, however I am no monkey, you imbecile.
[quote][p][bold]Monmouthshire Merlin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys! There are certainly plenty of them at NCC[/p][/quote]This is quite offensive to the hard working people on lower paid jobs in NCC Monmouthshire Merlin, I get paid peanuts for a job that in other authorities is much higher paid, and more respected, however I am no monkey, you imbecile. hellsbelle73
  • Score: 11

1:04pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
Mr Holder wrote:
My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.
That's probably part of the reason that NCC have a reported £2million underspend this financial year. They can now afford to give themselves a pay rise as a result of underpaying their staff.

http://www.southwale

sargus.co.uk/news/11

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Or fix the never ending potholes all over the area?
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Holder[/bold] wrote: My partner left because Newport City Council don't pay the market rate, she got a job in a neighbouring authority and saw her salary rise £4,000 overnight for the same job.[/p][/quote]That's probably part of the reason that NCC have a reported £2million underspend this financial year. They can now afford to give themselves a pay rise as a result of underpaying their staff. http://www.southwale sargus.co.uk/news/11 069699.Newport_Counc il_on_track_for_unde rspend/[/p][/quote]Or fix the never ending potholes all over the area? Cymru Am Beth
  • Score: -2

1:09pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

helper7 wrote:
Pay rates are deliberately kept low because government wants workers to leave so that they can attack unions and worker cooperation by reducing their numbers, its all part of the plan to use public sector workers as scape goats for the world recession that Labour nor public sector workers caused! Perfect excuse ..... Banking and greed say no more
Wasn't Gordon Brown in charge when the bankers greed came to light?
If my memory serves me right, they then blamed the whole thing on a world recession. Nothing to do with them, they were only in power for thirteen years.
I reckon Margaret Thatcher was to blame for this.
[quote][p][bold]helper7[/bold] wrote: Pay rates are deliberately kept low because government wants workers to leave so that they can attack unions and worker cooperation by reducing their numbers, its all part of the plan to use public sector workers as scape goats for the world recession that Labour nor public sector workers caused! Perfect excuse ..... Banking and greed say no more[/p][/quote]Wasn't Gordon Brown in charge when the bankers greed came to light? If my memory serves me right, they then blamed the whole thing on a world recession. Nothing to do with them, they were only in power for thirteen years. I reckon Margaret Thatcher was to blame for this. Cymru Am Beth
  • Score: -3

8:31pm Mon 24 Mar 14

scraptheWAG says...

oscar.george wrote:
When Newport c.c. are told that bullying is happening in the workplace they pay lip service to the complainant, then pretend to go through motions of investigating whilst trying to dig dirt on the complainant and undermining the complaint. They are not adverse to piling on as much pressure as they can in the hope you will quit.
this happends in a lot of places the investigation and disaplinary thing is a joke if they got it in for you your gone
[quote][p][bold]oscar.george[/bold] wrote: When Newport c.c. are told that bullying is happening in the workplace they pay lip service to the complainant, then pretend to go through motions of investigating whilst trying to dig dirt on the complainant and undermining the complaint. They are not adverse to piling on as much pressure as they can in the hope you will quit.[/p][/quote]this happends in a lot of places the investigation and disaplinary thing is a joke if they got it in for you your gone scraptheWAG
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10:28pm Fri 28 Mar 14

JanJenkins says...

But the Argus Newspaper. Says. 150 jobs in telesales coming to Newport. Big deal, add a couple of noughts after the 150 and we might be interested. We need jobs here, not in Bristol or Cardiff.
But the Argus Newspaper. Says. 150 jobs in telesales coming to Newport. Big deal, add a couple of noughts after the 150 and we might be interested. We need jobs here, not in Bristol or Cardiff. JanJenkins
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