…at the beginning of this year Waltham Forest’s Head of Communications was summoned to a meeting to discuss her redundancy.
The only ‘candidate’, Kathryn Myers, was given the job which attracted a salary between £71,000 and £127,000 a year.
Even the Conservative leader, Cllr Matt Davis, was subjected to Labour’s ‘Stupefy‘ spell as he was on the ‘interview’ panel.
7 months later we hear Kathryn Myers took voluntary redundancy as part of the authority’s restructuring plans earlier this month.
It seems the Labour Party looks after its own. By promoting Myers from Head of Communications to Assistant Director of Strategy and Communications her redundancy package must of improved dramatically.
To add insult to injury it is alleged that the council is planning to give senior officers pay rises while cutting the wages of its lowest paid staff.
There are two things that spring to mind
- An once of hypocrisy is worth a pound of ambition (in this case literally)
- Waltham Forest needs strong and competent opposition to challenge Labour’s excesses.