Armidale Regional Council employees have unanimously endorsed a vote of no confidence in the Council’s CEO and the General Managers, highlighting their anger with recent turmoil.
The United Services Union, which represents tens of thousands of local government workers across NSW including the majority of Armidale Regional Council employees, said the vote occurred during a meeting at the Armidale depot this morning (Monday 9 March) to discuss recent media coverage regarding significant conflicts within council management.
USU members were asked whether they were supportive of the CEO and the General Managers, with not one saying they were. A vote of no confidence in the CEO and the General Managers was then proposed, which was unanimously endorsed by all present.
“There is a complete lack of confidence in the current management of Armidale Regional Council,” USU New England Branch Organiser Organiser Mark Hughes said.
“Council employees are significantly concerned by the continual waste of ratepayer’s money by the management team, including by continually undertaking restructures that have resulted in the skilled people exiting the organisation and the loss of expertise.
“The meeting highlighted a significant loss of morale within the organisation, with the workforce suffering as the result of the current turmoil engulfing the management of the council.”