Thursday, November 18, 2010

Snouts in the trough?

I have just seen my old friend Clive Smith, now our GMB Regional Organiser, on Newsnight condemning the failing ALMO in Lambeth ("Lambeth Living") for paying consultants sums of up to (and more than!) four thousand pounds a week.

I'm all for us putting pressure on public employers not to throw money at people earning more than anyone needs (who needs more than, say £50,000 a year? What would you do with it?) but of course the real disgrace is the profligacy of the private sector.

Still, I hope that Lambeth Council will take action to stop managers in their decrepit ALMO from wasting public money on overpaid private consultants.

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