But fear not, we have been taking numerous notes and have a back log of blogs to post so here we go with the first of many in 2014.
This is a BIG SUM
1,000,000,000,000 +3 /5750 = 173913043.478783
BUT THIS IS A LARGE SUM..........
WYFRS Illegal Surveillance of staff
+ Getting Caught
A LARGE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION
A LARGE AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION
We also suspect that ....
SILENCE IS GOLDEN
And that the person concerned has signed a gagging clause
preventing them discussing the amount they received.
(and to be honest we can't say we blame them)
Yet again WYFRS have been caught breaking the law! Directors of WYFRS have been signing RIPA orders (Regulatory Power Investigation Act ) to enable them to SPY on their staff.
Anthea Orchard discovered a tracking device paid for by West Yorks Tax Payers on her car - she also had private investigators taking pictures of herself, (and we strongly suspect her children. )
Firefighter X as we shall call him also had ILLEGAL SURVEILLANCE and his human rights breached using tax payers money. And instead of settling quietly, he was going to take WYFRS to a very public Employment Tribunal where all their illegal activity would have been put into the public domain ( although we are a tad disappointed as we here at FCCL had saved some annual leave to attend)
But it seems Firefighter X has settled out of court for what has been termed a " very substantial sum"
But it leaves the basic fact that WYFRS - namely the conveniently recently retired ACO Martyn Redfearn with serious black marks against his employment record
- will this affect his large pension .....Nope,
will it stop him strike breaking - Nope. ...
It seems Martyn has no morals ! Mind you we already know Morals don't pay the mortgage
But, it does also mean that CFO Simon Pilling is desperate to prevent another Tracker Gate or indeed Handbag Gate (mind you we aren't sure if Fire Fighter X had a handbag for ACO Rhodes and his colleagues to rifle through if he left the room! )
It also means to us that EVERY COUNCILLOR on the Fire Authority is complicit in covering up senior managements mistakes by allowing a compromise agreement rather than the open and fair process of an employment tribunal. It also means they have something to HIDE !
You may be amazed to learn that West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are Investors in People accredited, IIP boasts..........
"We make people management excellence count. We're here to help you realise the potential of your people, improve standards and gain the accreditation to prove it. "
so after you have stopped laughing .....
WE BELIEVE THE TAX PAYER's OF WEST YORKSHIRE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY WYFRS HAVE HAD TO PAY OUT TO COVER UP FOR INCOMPETENT VERY SENIOR STAFF!!!!
Mind you those senior staff have recently put in for a pay rise - how much do you think they should get? We know what we at FCCL would consider !!!!!
NJC for brigade managers of local authority Fire and Rescue Services
This NJC covers uniformed senior managers – chief fire officers, deputy chief fire officers and assistant chief fire officers. They are represented by the Association of Principal Fire Officers.
A formal pay claim for 2013 was received towards the end of last year and a response is currently being considered.