BULLYING PRIVATE FIRMS TRYING TO BRING THE WORKERS OF LIVERPOL CITY COUNCIL DOWN?
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City of the Dead*: THE ROTTWEILLER ATTACKS THE UNIONS AT LIVERPOOL DIRECT
Sunday, June 10, 2007
The dirty doctor has written to the trade unions to try and get a clause in the LDL contract scrapped.
The clause prevents him from forcing council staff - ie, secondee's to Liverpool Direct - to work for any external business.
If the unions agree, it would mean the evil McElhinney could have Liverpool Direct staff answering calls on behalf of his own private interests, such as Corrupt Bastards Inc, or that infamous local company, Evil, thieving, lying Cabal or the legendary TakingthepissoutofLiverpool.com or anyone else, more reputable, who is prepared to pay through the nose.
The move to scrap the clause follows the blog's recent exposure that Liverpool Direct was handling calls about Bernard Matthews's bird flu crisis for DEFRA.
This caused huge ructions for the thieving McElhinney, with protests from trade unions and politicians that calls to care staff were going unanswered while Liverpool Direct staff answered calls about turkeys.
The evil McElhinney is blaming the unions for leaking the story to the blog (wrongly, ed) and is now trying to get them to agree to the clause being scrapped so he can make sure that, in future, he can take money from anyone he likes.
He wants to take the clause out of the contract that states he has to consult with staff and unions on any changes in contracts and then use the staff in anyway he see's fit.
No union in its right mind would give McElhinney carte blanche like this, of course. But stranger things have happened in Liverpool...
In his letter notifying the unions of an official consultation period for removing the clause, McElhinney's motives become transparent.
He first tries to blackmail the unions over jobs, clumsily reminding them that LDL was originally set up as an alternative to outsourcing (in other words, we can always outsource your jobs again lads, unless you agree to this, ed)
He claims that the council wanted LDL to win "third party work" (who exactly is supposed to have agreed to that then? ed)
He then goes on: "You will know that the success of LDL's support to Defra during the recent outbreak of Avian influenza was heralded by the city as a major achievement." (Who was the numbskull 'herald' in this case then, Dr? ed)
McElhinney has clumsily included the bird flu example to anger the unions (who were horrified at what he was doing, ed) and give them a slap in the face about how untouchable he is (along the lines of, 'I can do what I like lads, so get stuffed - like those turkeys', ed)
The evil McElhinney claims 80 new jobs have been created from this so-called 'third party work,' withouthout producing any evidence for his claims. Indeed so flimsy is this particular claim that he has to repeat it twice, (presumably so 'the thickos in the unions' as he calls them, get his point? ed).
Then comes the sting - unless the unions agree to scrap the clause, there will be "the potential risk of redundancy or redeployment."
Of course, McElhinney is hoping the unions will cave in and allow him to continue running his own private enterprise, without any challenge or accountability.
He wants to use council employees - public servants - without being accountable to anyone else. Least of all the unions, or councillors.
No doubt his mates in the ABA, his boxing friends, his jogging pals, websites for members of his family - and any other blonde ladies like very-well-looked-after-employee Sarah Parr (right) who need special 'services' - could benefit again from this nasty, vicious, arrogant little megalomaniac being allowed to do whatever he likes, while he laughs all the way to the bank.
Any hope of the Lib Dems doing anything to defend the interests of the workforce is, of course, absolutely pointless.