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The White Paper and the Workforce!

Went to a session on the impact of the White Paper on the workforce at UNISON towers in London today. The meeting is with the local government team and along with APSE, the local government information unit and the new local government network are represented.

We start off by doing a round the table and each organisation presents its opening statement with everyone finding something positive to say, although I express a healthy dose of cynicism about some of the hidden messages and how they could be interpreted or implemented. This appears to be well received by most.

Dick Sorabji of NLGN has an intellect that I respect greatly although I can't help but feel the organisations his employers represent have vastly different commercial interests in the future shape of local government to UNISONs membership. I often wonder why an organisation such as NLGN, with obviously huge commercial investment behind it, doesn't produce some tangible research that proves that the private sector actually improve service performance when services are outsourced, rather than relying on anecdotal conversation pieces.

I guess that's just the cynic in me emerging again, I must be a dinosaur by wanting to see hard tangible evidence before making my mind up about something.

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

           

 

          

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