'Jobs for the boys' as Council Cabinet doubles in size

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Post  Guest on Thu May 16, 2013 11:11 pm

In a move criticised as "jobs for the boys", the controlling Labour group on Rochdale Borough Council voted to double the size of the Council Cabinet by creating Assistant Portfolio Holders and paying each a further £2,500 'Special Responsibility Allowance' on top of the allowance they already receive as a councillor.

http://rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/80450/jobs-for-the-boys-as-council-cabinet-doubles-in-size

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Post  Prudence Tempered on Fri May 17, 2013 9:49 am

The bigger scandal on this issue is that the Labour Party raided the Pressures Fund to find the money for this. The fund is supposed to deal with emergencies and unforeseen events. What the hell is an emergency or unforeseen about the fact that Labour Cabinet members needs somebody to carry their bags?

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Post  Guest on Fri May 17, 2013 10:41 am



Surprised ! ------- Perhaps the double-up is something to do with councillors' Training,
or even delegated thoughts on Intellectual Capital ...











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Post  johnb on Fri May 17, 2013 10:36 pm



Perhaps it means you need two Labour councillors to do the work of one from any other party?

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Post  Prudence Tempered on Fri May 17, 2013 11:59 pm

johnb wrote:

Perhaps it means you need two Labour councillors to do the work of one from any other party?


It's probably more akin to the stories about the KGB being paired up while on duty - not to help them do their job better but so that they could watch and report on each other.

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Post  johnb on Sat May 18, 2013 8:49 am

I'm not sure who's comment is more offensive Prudence Wink
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Post  Prudence Tempered on Sat May 18, 2013 10:47 am

johnb wrote:I'm not sure who's comment is more offensive Prudence Wink

OK, I'll have another go. Wink

Could it be that one can recognise letters and the other can spot numbers?

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Post  Guest on Sat May 18, 2013 6:07 pm

Prudence Tempered wrote:
johnb wrote:I'm not sure who's comment is more offensive Prudence Wink

OK, I'll have another go. Wink


Could it be that one can recognise letters and the other can spot numbers?


Did you forget “ speaking ? “ , or do we have enough confident, eloquent, and engaging public speakers in Cabinet/Portfolio holders ?







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