|NEIL QUINN - ON A PAYPACKET|
EXCEEDING THE MAYOR - ALL
WITHOUT AN INTERVIEW OR
PUBLIC JOB POSTING
We'll be reporting on a number of these screw-jobs in the run-up to the kiss-off.
Quinn was the Port Authority CEO that tore down the Yacht Club to create a vacant lot and turned a tropical Cairns Airport into a soulless, inefficient, high-cost and shitbox looking airport. Tearing down the iconic DC-3 at the entrance and chopping it up. Quinn is a hit man for hire.
The first and arguably most egregious act by our Council was the decision to "forcibly transfer" 31 long-serving CRC employees to the new Douglas Council - to fill 14 jobs.
|WHY WOULD 31 EMPLOYEES BE TOLD TO|
PLAY MUSICAL CHAIRS WITH ONLY 14 CHAIRS?
It doesn't. Manning and CEO Peter Tabulo have used this excuse to rid themselves of a wide range of employees in what many regard as a management "get square". All these 31 were told their new jobs would be at Mossman, a 150km/per/day commute up the congested Cook Highway daily.
And then their new employer, Douglas Shire, told them in actuality only 14 of them would have jobs. The rest have been summarily sacked in this Bob Manning game of "musical chairs".
When asked about this shabby treatment of dedicated Cairns council workers, Manning lied and said "a number of employees were required to be transferred", inferring that the state was responsible. In fact the CRC did NOT need to transfer these additional 31 - they had already met the minimum transfer requirement. Why would Manning approve the de-facto sacking of these workers who all live in Cairns and who would mostly object to a move from here to Mossman?
And in a stunning admission, Manning was overheard telling a supporter in Port "wouldn't you take the opportunity to get rid of your dead wood?" If this were really the case, the whole Unity Team should have been included.
Typical of the employees
Kerri hasn't updated this page for several months as she's now been
With the Services Union largely ineffectual in dealing with anything other than collecting employee's dues, Manning is looking more like the Grinch everyday.
After the blow-up on this issue during the CRC meeting in Mareeba yesterday, Bob "Sleepy" Manning quickly got on the Cueball show this morning. However it was clear Manning still doesn't have a clue as to what's going on, what the numbers are, who the staff are, or anything surrounding this issue. It has been black-handed by others, who are happy to let Manning hold the bag of shit as a result.
The same sleazy tactic is being used in the Noosa de-amalgamation, too.