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Staff Concerns

Regardless of the seven favourable ‘comments’ on Laurna’s ‘blog,’ I have reason to believe that there is an intense atmosphere of fear and bullying surrounding the operation of our Council. It is discernible to any casual observer, and has only developed since the advent of Leach and his placement of Hammond and Day in the two key positions from whence they have been able to set the tone.

It is amply described in the Summary of the TCDC Health Check 2015 by another consultant – Frances Cheyne, who conducted an investigation following concerns arising from the annual internal confidential survey of staffing attitudes.

To say to say that this document reveals a devastating level of unhappiness, and a silo mentality from the top down is an under-statement - it is a deeply depressing document, but its publication right now would only add to the anger and angst amongst a dedicated, but frustrated staff.

Everyone is fearful of losing their jobs in a tight labour market in this town, but this has not stopped over fifty people from choosing to resign over the last twelve to eighteen months. Meanwhile, large numbers of additional staff have been employed, and walked into what many subsequently describe as a dysfunctional organisation, where the show just goes on while people keep their heads down, deeply fearful of retribution in all its forms.

If you have any doubt about that, simply review some of the recent conmments that have clearly emanated from within the establishment. 




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A 49% staff turnover in the past 15 months says it all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRed Alert

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