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Bullying at Salford City Council Running Rife???

New figures obtained under Freedom of Information show that complaints against bullying at Salford City Council are running at a rate of over one a month. And these are just the official figures from formal complaints made by employees…

The figures show that between August 2004 and October 2008, 55 complaints of bullying were made by employees.  And that during the same period almost 1000 (964) employees were absent from work with `stress, anxiety, depression, or any combination of those ailments’.

So it’s pleasing to note Salford Council’s Dignity At Work Policy…

`Salford City Council strives to be an equal opportunity employer and, as such, opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We believe that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect.

`The city council is aware that harassment in its many forms has a detrimental and negative effect on individuals and therefore operational efficiency. By putting our equal opportunities policy into practice, the council has resolved to create a working environment that supports the dignity of women and men at work and is free from harassment, intimidation, bullying and victimisation...’

Ms K S wrote
at 1:19:06 AM on Sunday, March 8, 2009
I used to work for Salford Council and can verify managers contempt for staff. Any employee who works hard is despised by middle management because it shows them up for their "job's worth" attitude. It's the same most councils countrywide, ground level staff work hard because they live in the City they work for, middle management don't give a monkeys. They do the bare minimum of what is expected of them and then leave at 4pm on the dot back to Oldham. Instead of being content with losing good staff because of this bullying; it's no longer a problem as the "problem" has left, they need to deal with middle management but that would be too easy wouldn't it!
 
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