If ever there was a picture that wanted His Lord and Ladyship to stick their fingers down their throat this is it.
The hypocrisy on display is truly sickening. Let us explain why :
There has been a lot going on behind the scenes within Community Safety. As you might remember there was the usual PR bullshit within the local media with the announcement that ‘The Safer Wirral Hub’ (FFS!) was moving to Leasowe’s Solar Campus site as a joint initiative with all new cushy jobs and wage rises for the select few.
It was the shape of things to come that Wirral Council’s Community Patrol Officers (CPO’s) are the only ones not in the picture. In fact as far as we understand they are only requested to attend solar Campus if a bit of car parking duty is needed or a CPO needs picking up.
Meanwhile in the real world Community Patrol Officers are currently going through a consultation that will change their shift patterns and take up to three thousand pounds out of their annual earnings.Officers have been covering for supervision carrying out their duties for over nine years and receiving a payment for doing so as their wage bands are so far apart E to a H.This new consultation wants to evolve these duties into the officers job descriptions without any further progression to their pay band but still have a single senior officer on a Band H overseeing.This single post will be between the soon to be discarded Control room officer supervisor ( 30 years service with no blemishes) and ex mayors chauffer(with historical numeracy skills and a way with the ladies) who do we think will get this? The dubious character of the likely candidate speaks volumesThe consultation is over and the choice given is accept or bye bye.Jobs for the boys at the top with fuck all on the shop