Star date: 2nd July 2012
A Salford Star Exclusive
IRLAM COUNCILLOR AND ASSISTANT MAYOR, ROGER JONES, CALLS FOR ACADEMIES BALLOT AS JOHN MERRY ATTACKED BY UNISON OVER SECRECY…
"As a society we appear to have cast aside our principles" Assistant Mayor, Roger Jones.
High ranking Assistant Mayor, Roger Jones, who is also Labour councillor for Irlam, has written to the Head of Irlam and Cadishead College opposing any conversion to academy status, and seemingly going against current Salford Council policy by calling for a ballot of parents and staff on the issue.
Meanwhile, Assistant Mayor and former Salford Council Leader, John Merry, has received a stiff letter from public sector trade union, UNISON, criticising the secrecy and his handling of the move to make Salford schools become academies.
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