Archive for the tag 'Civil Service'

June sees the return of the Civil Service Walking challenge. The challenge is to walk on average 10000 steps per day for the month of June which for me is around 4 miles per day.

A lot of my steps were taken whilst out and about shopping for essentials. There was however a window of opportunity [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 1st 2022

Earlier this year I was informed that I had been awarded the Imperial Service Medal. My name along with a number of my colleagues names was published in the London Gazette 2nd June 2015.

I am commanded to forward the Imperial Service Medal which Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to award to you [...]

24 Comments CherryPie on Nov 30th 2015

A letter published in the Financial Times on 25th February 2011 exposes the myth of the Public Sector stereotype:

Looking to hire? You’ll get a great recruit from the public sector
From Mr Ian Watmore,
Sir, I read Brian Groom’s report (February 21) on the perceived limited employability of public servants in the private sector with great dismay. [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 7th 2011

Although I blogged about the good news of the cancellation of the DTR procurement and Metrix’s appointment as Preferred Bidder I couldn’t quite face posting the rest of the dire news that was announced in the spending review.  The news has an immediate and far reaching effect on all public sector workers, the people they [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 25th 2010

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has won it’s legal challenge against government plans to cut civil service redundancy payments:

Following a two-day judicial review hearing in the High Court in April, Mr Justice Sales ruled today (10 May) that the previous government acted unlawfully when it introduced, without PCS’s agreement, a [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on May 10th 2010

The government have ignored PCS offers to resolve the dispute by negotiations rather than strike action. This has led to PCS members planning further industrial action on budget day next week:
Legal and Strategy Update – 18th March
The NEC meets on Thursday 25 March to plan the CSCS campaign through April. A factor [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Mar 18th 2010

With all their faults, trade unions have done more for humanity than any other organization of men that ever existed. They have done more for decency, for honesty, for education, for the betterment of the race, for the developing of character in men, than any other association of men.
Clarence Darrow

22 Comments CherryPie on Mar 14th 2010

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