Just as well we can play a long game

We began the year with this heading and historic graphic from the May 1987 issue of our dear old tabloid Health Surveyors’ News, just to remind everyone that we’ve been fighting off the inherent flaws of term contracts and the capacity of tyrants to terminate employees doing a good job for almost a quarter of century. A worthy battle by any measure.

Now that the jurisdictional issue in the Supreme Court has been resolved we can focus our attention on getting the employers and the unions together (with an invitation to OLG) to review what happened in the public sector in 2014 and 2015 that has resulted in the transitioning of senior staff into continuing employment, and whether that arrangement can be now flowed into local government.

It’s the light at the end of the tunnel...

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