Leader of Council, CEO and Head of HR celebrate popular public verdict.
Guest Blog by ‘E.Tribunal’
Nice idea? Here’s how to achieve it. Every year London Borough of Brent asks for nominations from the public for staff members who have ‘gone the extra mile’ and deserve recognition for outstanding achievement. The nomination form is here http://brent.gov.uk/your-council/staff-awards-2014/nomination-form/
I’ve just filled one in as follows:
NAME: ROSEMARIE CLARK
DEPT: HR ADDRESS EMPLOYEE IS BASED AT: CIVIC CENTRE
REASONS FOR NOMINATION: ROSEMARIE HAS BEEN AN EXAMPLE TO HER COLLEAGUES AND TO THE PEOPLE OF BRENT IN HER BRAVE FIGHT TO ACHIEVE JUSTICE IN THE FACE OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION , VICTIMISATION AND WORKPLACE BULLYING (I don’t have copyright on any of these words so please help yourself).
I then filled in my name, address and email address. Given the climate of intimidation which exists, some people may find that part problematic. However, everyone has friends and relations who will have heard of Rosemarie’s experiences (or will be happy to learn of them now) and that knowledge will qualify them to vote and will validate their votes in turn. WM readers will need no reminding that knowledge is power and modern technology presents us with infinite ways of both spreading the knowledge of Brent employees’ achievements and, at the same time, spreading the means by which people can vote on that knowledge.
One other point: some may wonder whether Rosemarie Clarke, who is actually no longer a Brent employee, qualifies for nomination; it would hardly reflect well on Brent Council, though, if this were to be raised as an objection given that the recent Watford Employment Tribunal’s verdict made clear that the responsibility for Rosemarie’s constructive dismissal was entirely that of Cara Davani, Christine Gilbert and the rest of their friends on Brent Council, precisely the people who will most loudly be celebrating the presentation of these awards. Attempting to block nominations would only draw more attention to the Employment Tribunal’s findings. Spread the word!
CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS IS OCTOBER 17: DON’T DELAY, VOTE TODAY