Coun­cil bosses warned to get on same page

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS - Stu­art Wil­son

Coun­cil bosses have been warned to get “on the same page” in a bid to re­build trust with staff.

Leader Dou­glas Camp­bell is­sued the stark broad­side while lay­ing out the au­thor­ity’s new five year plan.

The Pro­gramme for Ef­fec­tive Gover­nance had been ex­pected to be heavy on pol­icy and strat­egy.

In­stead, the SNP chief took his chance to put top earn­ing of­fi­cials on no­tice.

He said: “We need to be giv­ing our staff a clear and am­bi­tious di­rec­tion.

“And we need to be ca­pa­ble of tack­ling the needs of in­di­vid­u­als.”

Conser va­tive Pet e r Con­very asked: “Are you of the im­pres­sion some of our man­age­ment team are not on your wave­length?”

And Cllr Camp­bell replied: “We’re ei­ther on a jour­ney on the same page or we’re not.

“That is a clear mes­sage for all of the lead­er­ship in the coun­cil.

“Staff need to trust us to have their back when some­thing goes wrong.”

The strate­gic vi­sion for 2017- 2022 was set out by SNP, Labour and In­de­pen­dent mem­bers mak­ing up the coun­cil’s ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Ob­jec­tives in­clude cre­at­ing a “bet­ter health and care sys­tem to suit lo­cal peo­ple’s needs” and “mak­ing the most of the lo­cal econ­omy”.

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