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No consequences for AVOW? Update on lack of developments since August.

Background The Tribunal handed down its damning judgment on AVOW verbally at the last day of the hearing just over a year ago – on 14 March 2011. Three people representing AVOW were present: Chief Officer John Gallanders, employment legal … Continue reading

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Letter to the Wrexham Leader about AVOW

Last week, the Wrexham Leader (3 January daily and 5 January weekly editions) published this article on John Gallanders’ views about smaller charities in the Wrexham area being close to collapse. I wrote this letter to the editor in reply: … Continue reading

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29 November 2011 Press Release: Welsh Government and AVOW

Campaigners calling for transparency and accountability at AVOW (Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham) and in the Welsh Government handed out leaflets today outside the General Meeting of AVOW at its offices in Egerton Street, Wrexham. Copy of leaflet here. … Continue reading

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Wrexham Council’s Equality Department and ‘One Wrexham’

If you came to this post from the ‘One Wrexham’ page, here’s a link to return: Click here Tuesday 22 November 2011 Today I attended an event promoted by AVOW and run by Wrexham County Borough Council Equality Officer Celia … Continue reading

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Golwg reports on Tribunal findings

Welsh language magazine Golwg has printed an article about the Tribunal findings in its 6 October issue. In addition to material covered in previous press reports, the article includes the following (translated): An Assembly Member is requesting an independent inquiry … Continue reading

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AVOW and Communities First

Back in March, in fact on the exact day that John Gallanders and AVOW’s employment adviser Sky Bibi of RBS Mentor Services sat in the Employment Tribunal and heard the judge deliver the unanimous and damning verdict of the Tribunal … Continue reading

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Mark Isherwood AM calls for Welsh Government statement on AVOW

I am reposting this entry from Mark Isherwood’s website here for information: Original article here. NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, called for a Welsh Government statement on the damning Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) judgement this week, … Continue reading

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