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Friday, 28 September 2018

Lambeth diaries, the Service Plan

So Lambeth Council starts the infamous Service Plan at the end of 1989. Joan Twelves takes over as leader from my good friend Linda Bellos a very capable and some times misunderstood politicians who had great potential.

So Reg Race is brought in to 'evaluate' the organisation and propose drastic changes. So I am faced with negotiating with the Leader and others for an appeals system which will allow those affected to either claim assimilation or be given 3 different job choices. The system introduced those who were under the green form or pink form. At the end of the 3 month period we did not suffer many casualties as voluntary redundancies option was taken by many members....



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Lambeth diaries? Why here?

I have been asked a few times to explain why I am bothering to write 'my diaries' about my time in Lambeth NALGO/UNISON my answer is because the 23 years I was there and 22 years during which I held positions of responsibility I went through a lot and witnessed some difficult and good times with people and activists that have become good friends. At the end of the day they are my diaries and I will write them if I want to! lol


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The reorganisation is called ‘the service plan’ and it’s aims are rather brutal. The chief executive, John George is no where to be seen. The politicians are, in the meantime killing each other and the Labour Party is threatening Joan Twelves and others with disciplinarian. It all looks nasty!

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So almost a year, in fact less than that, since my arrival and I am facing the prospect of taking on the responsibility of representing people in DMS during the brutal reorganisation. Soon realised I had no choice so I get on with it and start negotiating with the Director who was John Muwale.

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Monday, 16 July 2018

Lambeth diaries

So why so why do a diary? Simple, to remember and describe events as saw and experienced them. More of a chronicle.


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So why do a diary?

Lambeth diaries