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The latest issue of Private Eye bids a fond farewell to the Metrix consortium:
So. Farewell then to the Metrix consortium and the crazily expensive plan to privatise defence training at a new academy in South Wales under a PFI contract which rose from £11bn to £14bn and was plagued by delays.
Defence secretary [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 27th 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

I put on 0.5lb this week which is probably because I had a bit of a bad weekend and didn’t quite manage to play catch up with my points allowance. I had a trade union meeting in Birmingham today which meant lots of walking, almost 7 miles in fact which should help me out [...]

24 Comments CherryPie on Sep 23rd 2010

At this years annual conference the Public & Commercial Services Union (PCS) launched a booklet that provides information on the threats and consequences of privatising public services.  The document builds on  a series of forums that took place during 2009/10.
These forums examined and exposed many past failures of the privatisation of public services and made [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 2nd 2010

Collated info on the CSCS (7th March 2010):
In August 2009 the government announced plans to reform the Civil Service Compensation scheme in such a way that it made it look the Trade Unions had agreed to the terms.  Although the Trade Unions and the cabinet office had been in negotiations since the previous autumn no [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2010

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