Very good point Michael.
I believe Admin on a previous post pointed out there are something in the region of 17 Havering staff on over 100 grand.
Thats doesn't account for any bonuses they trouser at our cost.
Our chief parasite Blake-Herbert landed nearly 8.5 grand in his piggy bank for being counting officer ie walking up and down the isles while everyone else did the work at the EU referendum plus no doubt another fat sum for carrying out the equally arduous role of returning officer at general election.
On top of this he penalised many middle and lower paid staff by a 5% whilst handing 0.5 million plus to a cowboy mob of management consultants because he and his useless management team are incapable of doing the sums themselves or maybe if it all went tits up (lets hope it does) he can hide behind a floored report.
This as I see it is the reality of this borough and the bunch of leeches in control.
There is slightly more to this story than you may realise.
A few years ago council staff that used their own vehicles to perform their duties for the council were given Free Parking in Angel Way car park.
Bob Wenman (the then head of streecare) withdrew this privilege and told these members of staff they will have to pay to park in Angel Way, albeit at a subsidised rate, I believe it was £60 a month. This amounted to a pay cut and the council staff were still expected to use their own vehicle to perform their duties.
I understand the staff refused to use their own vehicles and the council were forced to lease 18 vehicles (Ford Fiestas I believe) to enable council staff to perform their duties.
Our understanding is these vehicles are not used and are gathering dust on the top floor of a car park in Romford.
Thanks B. It took a good few months lots of interviews and even more applications, quite soul destroying. However I got there in the end, am quid's in and am situated on a site which is 40% powered by renewable energy, my office is right next to a 2MW wind turbine 😀
Re: Does austerity apply to Havering council management staff?????
Not sure about that CoH, but thanks for the advice I'll keep my hard hat on just in case 🤔. By the way getting back to the topic, when I was working there the pool cars were in constant use, so much so that on some days it was difficult to book one out. Whether or not it was/is cost effective to have them, who knows .