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What: Council workers rally at Liverpool Council Chambers


When: 1.30pm today (Wednesday 29 May)


Where: 50 Scott St Liverpool


Why: Mayor Ned Mannoun reneged on deal with council workers


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Liverpool Mayor addicted to chaos and driven by conflict


Controversial Liverpool Mayor, Ned Mannoun, has welched on a deal which would have smoothed relations with his staff after refusing to post an agreed statement on facebook overnight.


The Mayor’s u-turn on the deal, agreed at the Industrial Relations Commission on Friday, is the latest example of his inability to resolve disputes in a professional manner.


Council staff are concerned at rumoured job cuts at the council, and the revolving door of CEOs under the Mayor’s leadership with the council cycling through 12 CEOs in 10 years.


Local Government Minister Ron Hoenig is so concerned at the “level of dysfunction within Liverpool Council” he has ordered the Office of Local Government to investigate the council, it is possible they will recommend the Mayor and other councillors be sacked.


The Mayor’s backtracking on this latest agreement is more of the same from the divisive politician, said Stephen Donley, Acting General Secretary of the United Services Union which represents council staff.


“Liverpool Mayor seems addicted to chaos and driven by conflict,” said Mr Donley.


“Ned Mannoun reneged on a deal agreed at the Industrial Relations Commission on Friday to post a statement on facebook which would have smoothed relations with council staff.


“Workers at the council want to resolve issues and find solutions to problems but the Mayor seems intent on fanning the flames of conflict.


“As a consequence our members have resolved to stay in the depot and only perform tasks they can complete there.


“They have also resolved not to act on any direct requests from councillors,” said Mr Donley.


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