Pembrokeshire County Council UNISON members to hold vote of no confidence in chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones

Pembrokeshire County Council UNISON members to hold vote of no confidence in chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones

Pembrokeshire County Council UNISON members to hold vote of no confidence in chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones

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Pembrokeshire County Council staff who are members of the trade union UNISON are to hold a vote of no confidence in chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones.

It follows what the union described as a 'debacle of the recent extraordinary meeting' of Pembrokeshire County Council, where a bid to suspend Mr Parry-Jones over the 'unlawful' payments scandal failed.

UNISON Branch Secretary Vic Dennis said “Our members want their voice heard”.

He added: “If this was one of our own members being investigated by the police in relation to such a serious matter then without doubt they would have been suspended until the outcome of any investigation.”

“You can travel up the road to Carmarthen where the chief executive has stood aside in relation to the WAO report. Of course this is the right thing to do, especially for anyone in such a senior civil servant position where there is an investigation into potential unlawful practices.”

UNISON Area organiser Hugh McDyer said: “When we see some of our lowest paid members such as Homecare staff losing up to a third of their wages and being privatised in the name of “value for money” it is beyond belief that they can bring a barrister in to a public meeting to defend their pension payments to a chief executive.

"We would all like to know the cost and find out who is paying for the Barrister’s services?”

“Our members should be able to have complete confidence in their leadership and clearly that it is no longer the case in PCC”

“It is surely inconceivable now for Bryn Parry Jones to preside over the European ballot as returning officer, the people of Pembrokeshire must have complete confidence in the election process.”

“We are now responding to calls for our membership to conduct a ballot in relation to a Vote of No Confidence in the Chief Executive.

"The members deserve to have their voices heard and we will be taking steps to organise the ballot immediately”.

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5:14pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Electra1 says...

Give him the boot UNISON.
Give him the boot UNISON. Electra1
  • Score: 10

5:24pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Citizen Pembs says...

It is very gratifying to read that Unison members are taking this action to voice their opinions through the democratic process of a ballot. For far too long there has been a climate of fear in County Hall where employees have been too frightened to speak freely.

Rightly or wrongly Trade Uniions have been demonised in recent years, but it is a slippery slope to the dark past if workers cannot protest against the unjust and inequitable behaviour of their employers.

This shameful behaviour on the part of the Chief Executive can continue no longer and as so many people have commented, it is beyond credulity that he has remained in his post this long whilst a police investigation is under way.

It is to be hoped that on Thursday all councillors unite and perform their civic duty to end this shabby affair and that Mr Parry- Jones takes the same honourable action as his counterpart in Carmarthenshire.

Despite what has been claimed, these protests are not about personal acrimony or sensationalism but a response to the unedifying catalogue of alleged wrong doing.

Democracy and free speech are taken for granted in the UK until they are threatened. It is common knowledge that cronyism and plutocracy has existed for many years in this county and we are all guilty of turning a blind eye to it.

But this time, believe me, the people of Pembrokeshire have had enough.

By our deeds shall we be judged.
It is very gratifying to read that Unison members are taking this action to voice their opinions through the democratic process of a ballot. For far too long there has been a climate of fear in County Hall where employees have been too frightened to speak freely. Rightly or wrongly Trade Uniions have been demonised in recent years, but it is a slippery slope to the dark past if workers cannot protest against the unjust and inequitable behaviour of their employers. This shameful behaviour on the part of the Chief Executive can continue no longer and as so many people have commented, it is beyond credulity that he has remained in his post this long whilst a police investigation is under way. It is to be hoped that on Thursday all councillors unite and perform their civic duty to end this shabby affair and that Mr Parry- Jones takes the same honourable action as his counterpart in Carmarthenshire. Despite what has been claimed, these protests are not about personal acrimony or sensationalism but a response to the unedifying catalogue of alleged wrong doing. Democracy and free speech are taken for granted in the UK until they are threatened. It is common knowledge that cronyism and plutocracy has existed for many years in this county and we are all guilty of turning a blind eye to it. But this time, believe me, the people of Pembrokeshire have had enough. By our deeds shall we be judged. Citizen Pembs
  • Score: 43

8:41pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Seymour Clearly says...

While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea.
I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him
While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea. I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him Seymour Clearly
  • Score: 13

10:58pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Flashbang says...

I'm hoping none of the staff will let him and Jamie shred documents which cover up their administrations "mistakes"
I'm hoping none of the staff will let him and Jamie shred documents which cover up their administrations "mistakes" Flashbang
  • Score: 11

9:29am Wed 5 Mar 14

teifion says...

Flashbang wrote:
I'm hoping none of the staff will let him and Jamie shred documents which cover up their administrations "mistakes"
We all know this sort of things happen - why do you think Fred the Shred (Banking Chief Exec) got his nickname ?

- to be serious surely this is one of the reasons anyone who has had a complaint made about him or is being investigated is told to stand aside and given what I believe is called garden leave so they cannot hide their past behaviour or continue in the same vein
[quote][p][bold]Flashbang[/bold] wrote: I'm hoping none of the staff will let him and Jamie shred documents which cover up their administrations "mistakes"[/p][/quote]We all know this sort of things happen - why do you think Fred the Shred (Banking Chief Exec) got his nickname ? - to be serious surely this is one of the reasons anyone who has had a complaint made about him or is being investigated is told to stand aside and given what I believe is called garden leave so they cannot hide their past behaviour or continue in the same vein teifion
  • Score: 3

2:16pm Wed 5 Mar 14

seaveiw says...

Seymour Clearly wrote:
While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea.
I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him
I have been realiably informed by people unknown to me that a climate of you will obey rules in the offices of the P.C.C. don't know how true it is but also apparently employees are not allowed to speak to chief executive when they pass him in the building. King Bryn !!!!!1
[quote][p][bold]Seymour Clearly[/bold] wrote: While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea. I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him[/p][/quote]I have been realiably informed by people unknown to me that a climate of you will obey rules in the offices of the P.C.C. don't know how true it is but also apparently employees are not allowed to speak to chief executive when they pass him in the building. King Bryn !!!!!1 seaveiw
  • Score: 7

6:11pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Seymour Clearly says...

seaveiw wrote:
Seymour Clearly wrote:
While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea.
I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him
I have been realiably informed by people unknown to me that a climate of you will obey rules in the offices of the P.C.C. don't know how true it is but also apparently employees are not allowed to speak to chief executive when they pass him in the building. King Bryn !!!!!1
I have also heard that no one is allowed to speak to the chief exec.,but does anyone really want to,with the exception of his inner circle that is!!
[quote][p][bold]seaveiw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seymour Clearly[/bold] wrote: While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea. I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him[/p][/quote]I have been realiably informed by people unknown to me that a climate of you will obey rules in the offices of the P.C.C. don't know how true it is but also apparently employees are not allowed to speak to chief executive when they pass him in the building. King Bryn !!!!!1[/p][/quote]I have also heard that no one is allowed to speak to the chief exec.,but does anyone really want to,with the exception of his inner circle that is!! Seymour Clearly
  • Score: 4

6:18pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Seymour Clearly says...

seaveiw wrote:
Seymour Clearly wrote:
While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea.
I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him
I have been realiably informed by people unknown to me that a climate of you will obey rules in the offices of the P.C.C. don't know how true it is but also apparently employees are not allowed to speak to chief executive when they pass him in the building. King Bryn !!!!!1
I have also heard that no one is allowed to speak to the chief exec.,but does anyone really want to,with the exception of his inner circle that is!!
[quote][p][bold]seaveiw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seymour Clearly[/bold] wrote: While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea. I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him[/p][/quote]I have been realiably informed by people unknown to me that a climate of you will obey rules in the offices of the P.C.C. don't know how true it is but also apparently employees are not allowed to speak to chief executive when they pass him in the building. King Bryn !!!!!1[/p][/quote]I have also heard that no one is allowed to speak to the chief exec.,but does anyone really want to,with the exception of his inner circle that is!! Seymour Clearly
  • Score: 3

8:52pm Wed 5 Mar 14

save sunnybank says...

corrupt liars chief exec and his buddies also spread words of intimidation down through the ranks so employees are too scared to speak up.

Am I wrong? Prove it
corrupt liars chief exec and his buddies also spread words of intimidation down through the ranks so employees are too scared to speak up. Am I wrong? Prove it save sunnybank
  • Score: 8

10:56pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Tttoommy says...

seaveiw wrote:
Seymour Clearly wrote:
While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea.
I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him
I have been realiably informed by people unknown to me that a climate of you will obey rules in the offices of the P.C.C. don't know how true it is but also apparently employees are not allowed to speak to chief executive when they pass him in the building. King Bryn !!!!!1
I recall a few years ago I lived on the Surrey/Sussex border and I often walked the dogs even in attrocious weather, I remember once in Virginia Water a little old lady walked surrounded by a few HUGE blokes and she likes most dog owners, smiled and said morning (It was the Queen) another time I walked along the Sussex downs and some woman had parked her horse truck really badly almost filling the whole car parking area - even then I said "morning" and she looked down on me with disgust - It was Jordan

now who do you think is most like Bryn Jones ?

someone with class that says morning OR some tart who does things for money and hates the common person ?

bet it's the first time Bryn 's been compared with Jordan but let's be honest he is just a nasty BIG tlt isn't he? ;-)

jamie could be the the bra for supporting a tlt ?
[quote][p][bold]seaveiw[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Seymour Clearly[/bold] wrote: While I think a ballot by the union membership is excellent news,and a high vote of no confidence will show the Chief Executive what is thought of his actions by the union membership,wouldn't a ballot of the whole workforce be a better idea. I don't know what the percentage of union non union membership is ,but allowing the whole workforce to vote would carry more weight as I am sure a very high percentage would support this motion,and perhaps ,then Bryn Parry Jones will get the message and find alternative employment,taking his cronies with him[/p][/quote]I have been realiably informed by people unknown to me that a climate of you will obey rules in the offices of the P.C.C. don't know how true it is but also apparently employees are not allowed to speak to chief executive when they pass him in the building. King Bryn !!!!!1[/p][/quote]I recall a few years ago I lived on the Surrey/Sussex border and I often walked the dogs even in attrocious weather, I remember once in Virginia Water a little old lady walked surrounded by a few HUGE blokes and she likes most dog owners, smiled and said morning (It was the Queen) another time I walked along the Sussex downs and some woman had parked her horse truck really badly almost filling the whole car parking area - even then I said "morning" and she looked down on me with disgust - It was Jordan now who do you think is most like Bryn Jones ? someone with class that says morning OR some tart who does things for money and hates the common person ? bet it's the first time Bryn 's been compared with Jordan but let's be honest he is just a nasty BIG tlt isn't he? ;-) jamie could be the the bra for supporting a tlt ? Tttoommy
  • Score: 5

11:45am Thu 6 Mar 14

Cymru bach says...

The sad fact is that the Council have NO credibility and grass roots workers on the coal face have to take the flack from the public.

No wonder they are cheesed off!
The sad fact is that the Council have NO credibility and grass roots workers on the coal face have to take the flack from the public. No wonder they are cheesed off! Cymru bach
  • Score: 3

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