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4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 22nd 2013

On Thursday 14th February Philip Dunne, Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology visited my workplace, the Defence Support Group (DSG), to hand out campaign medals to workers who have served in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, in recognition of the pivotal support they provided to the front line troops.
Ironically Philip Dunne is the Minister that is [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Feb 16th 2013

On Saturday evening a good friend came round to visit.  There was lots of chatting, board games and a demonstration of Japanese medical skills and the next thing I knew it was 4.30 in the morning!!
The result of this late night/early morning meant I was rather lethargic during Sunday morning.  But I was forced to [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jan 7th 2013

It is disappointing that government failed to engage in reasonable talks and discuss their proposed imposed changes to public sector pensions. The changes that were announced in advance of the study they had commissioned to evaluate those pensions.
The lack of proper negotiation led to the action that was taken by public sector workers today.
I [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Nov 30th 2011

Yesterday was extremely busy and involved me getting up at the crack of dawn, which is unheard of for me.  The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union took joint industrial action with three teachers unions (National Union of Teachers (NUT), University and College Union (UCU) and Association of Teacher and Lecturers (ATL)).  These unions are [...]

24 Comments CherryPie on Jul 2nd 2011

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

I had another busy day in Birmingham yesterday. It started off with packed standing room only on the train because there were only two carriages rather than the usual four but at least it ran on time. Just after I got on a lady got up and insisted that I have her seat [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 15th 2010

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