The West Sussex branch made the news on January 8th 2020. BBC TV South Today were covering the departure of the previous Chief Executive, Nathan Elvery, and the cost of the ‘mutual agreement’ that enabled his leaving at £265,000.
UNISON’s view of course is this represents a terrible use of public money, particularly at a time austerity continues following the re-election of a Conservative government in December.
We were also asked to comment on the bullying culture that was allowed to develop at WSCC. UNISON will be part of the solution to this and we have received commitments that UNISON will be involved in the work to be done to root out bullying at any level of the council. You can read more about this in Branch Lines newsletter.
The lead news item that day.
Broadcasting live from outside County Hall.
Members of the public were ‘vox-popped’; “He was useless… He couldn’t run a raffle!”, said one.
Branch Secretary Dan Sartin took part.