Monthly Archives: October 2012

Compromise Agreements ~ Their Impact on Equal Pay Claims

A landmark judgment was announced recently by the UK Supreme Court, allowing equal pay claims to be brought in the Civil Courts, where in the past the only route was through the Employment Tribunal: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/25/victory-birmingham-equal-pay?newsfeed=true A key factor in this decision … Continue reading

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#FoI Request ~ Departure of Chief Internal Auditor David Garry from Wirral Council

THIS IS AN ALLEGEDLY “VEXATIOUS” REQUEST →   18th October 2012 http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/departure_of_chief_internal_audi See also this related blog post Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, On 17th October 2012, it finally became public knowledge that disgraced Chief Internal Auditor David Garry – … Continue reading

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#FoI request ~ Unscrutinised Machinations; Suspended Director of Law Departs Wirral Council

THIS IS AN ALLEGEDLY “VEXATIOUS” REQUEST → 17th October 2012 http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/unscrutinised_machinations_permi/new See also this related blog post Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, On 17th October 2012, it became public knowledge that suspended Director of Law, Bill Norman had received permission, … Continue reading

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Wirral Council’s 4 Week Delay helpline investigation – was it ‘INDEPENDENT’?

UPDATE   8th March 2013 http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/10277667.SPECIAL_REPORT__Four_week_care_delay_inquiry_branded_a__whitewash_/ The above link is to an article from today’s Wirral Globe, revealing the late publication of the choreographed Four Week Delay whitewash.  This non-independent and thoroughly insulting report is held at the following location on … Continue reading

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#FoI Request ~ Secret agreement allowing suspended Ian Coleman to leave Wirral Council

5th October 2012 The FoI request:  http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/secret_agreement_allowing_suspen More on Coleman here, from the Local Government Chronicle, including some far-fetched guff about how it would cost the public over a million “if we don’t act decisively in their interest.” It’s not … Continue reading

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#FoI Request ~ to Wirral Council. Departure of CEO Jim Wilkie

7th June 2012 This was the date of departure of Chief Executive Jim Wilkie from Wirral Council. It occurred a few hours before the release on the 8th June of the long awaited damning District Auditor’s report into the multi-million … Continue reading

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#FoI request ~ Discovery of Wirral Council’s failure to record compromise agreements

“Let’s hide away everyone.  Because then…. ….it’s not really happening” → Total numbers for Compromise Agreements (full & final settlements for departing employees) I lodged a previous request on this subject back in January 2011.  This was one of 345 separate requests made to … Continue reading

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