Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Equal Pay Settlements
A number of councils are making encouraging noises about offers of settlement - in the wake of the decision in Edinburgh.
But we have been here before with various councils - which blow hot and then cold - raising people's expectations only to lower them again.
So there won't be any announcements unless and until - a formal offer is on the table.
What I do know is that people in Edinburgh contacting the council's leadership - had a very positive effect on achieving an outcome - especially with local elections on the horizon in May 2012.
If you want to 'gee' things up a bit in your own area - then drop your own council leader a note along the post dated 1 February 2012 - 'Ask an impertinent question'.
Because as with everything else in life many hands make light work.
No politician I've ever known - and I've known a few in my time - would be comfortable about ignoring a groundswell of opinion from local voters.
Flying Start (February 3rd 2012)
The campaign to knock some much needed sense into North Lanarkshire Council - has got off to a flying start.
An enterprising reader has already been in touch to say that she has written to the Leader of the Council - Councillor Jim McCabe.
Here's a little note the reader was kind enough to send me - the other day.
I have written to Jim McCabe and hope many others will also write and put pressure on NLC.
Thank you so much for you help and support in this.
You listened when no-one else wanted to know and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Hopefully NLC will see sense soon.
I hope other readers of the blog site take up the challenge as well - because many people did just that in Edinburgh - and to great effect.
See post dated 1 February 2012 - 'Ask an impertinent question'
In my experience elections have a wonderful habit of getting politicians' attention - all of a sudden they seem to sit up and start listening to people.
So the more folk who tell North Lanarkshire Council to get its finger out - over outstanding equal pay settlements - the better things will be for all concerned.