Credit to workers

READERS may remember that over a year ago I raised the matter of Wiltshire Council’s new main contractor, Balfour Beatty Living Places’ (BBLP), performance on grass cutting, potholes, street cleaning, etc.

This resulted in the establishment of a council scrutiny task group which examined the whole issue in some detail.

The major problem revolved around the need for improved communication with parish and town councils plus the public.

I am happy to say that recent experience indicates ongoing improvement.

The start of grass cutting this year has worked well.

However, we must not be complacent. BBLP has a wide range of contractual responsibilities, therefore a task group will continue its monitoring.

Council and BBLP workers deserve all credit for the extraordinary effort they put in during the flood emergency of recent weeks.

Jeff Osborn, Independent Wiltshire councillor

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8:18am Fri 18 Apr 14

karlmarx says...

It's just a shame that BBLP don't support their workforce like you do Jeff.

European Convention on Human Rights

'Article 11 protects the right to freedom of assembly and association, including the right to form trade unions, subject to certain restrictions that are "in accordance with law" and "necessary in a democratic society".

BBLP refuse to recognise their workforces right to be represented by a union, by ignoring the union and The European Convention on Human Rights.

21st century Britain being dragged back to the dark ages.
It's just a shame that BBLP don't support their workforce like you do Jeff. European Convention on Human Rights 'Article 11 protects the right to freedom of assembly and association, including the right to form trade unions, subject to certain restrictions that are "in accordance with law" and "necessary in a democratic society". BBLP refuse to recognise their workforces right to be represented by a union, by ignoring the union and The European Convention on Human Rights. 21st century Britain being dragged back to the dark ages. karlmarx
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10:21pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Grampie says...

Why would anybody vote the comment down? Don't they believe that workers should have rights that are recognised in all civilised countries?
Why would anybody vote the comment down? Don't they believe that workers should have rights that are recognised in all civilised countries? Grampie
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