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6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 6th 2010

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

Yesterday my colleagues at Cosford learned that they had a won a long campaign to stop the privatisation of Defence Training.
In a ministerial announcement it was revealed that it had become necessary to terminate the DTR procurement and Metrix’s appointment as Preferred Bidder because an affordable solution was not forthcoming within the time frame required:
DTR [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 20th 2010

Once again the government have used divide and rule tactics to cause divisions between the different unions. Civil Service unions who represent a minority of staff have collaborated with the government in an attempt to divide the CCSU. The other unions entered into a separate agreement with the government whilst CCSU discussions were [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 12th 2010

My lunchtimes at work usually mean me finding a quiet place to relax and read a book.  Today there was a need for a little cross union support in a campaign, it meant a little journey out from work (minimal time disruption) with a colleague and I was quite comfortable with it until…
A colleague in [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 7th 2010

The Guardian newspaper also report that they have learned that the PFI project that was proposed to finance a military training academy in Wales is likely to be scrapped:

The Guardian has also learned that a £14bn PFI project – one of the largest ever – to finance a military training academy in Wales is likely [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 6th 2010

Yesterday as the Conservative party conference got under-way, thousands of people gathered in Birmingham to protest against the proposed public sector cuts and reduced public spending.  The weather was decidedly inclement, but the protesters were still determined to get their message across peacefully, but with a strong voice.  BBC Birmingham report on the event:
Thousands of [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 4th 2010

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