Tag Archives: Wales

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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New Solidarity Network for Whistle-blowers

A new network is aiming to bring together stories of whistle-blowing across Wales and beyond and to build grassroots solidarity for whistle-blowers. Read about it here.

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Liam Fox resigns… John Gallanders next?

Breaking News We have heard today that Defence Secretary Liam Fox has resigned while an inquiry is being carried out into his conduct. Allegra Stratton of the Guardian writes: Fox is said to have crumpled under the weight of this … Continue reading

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Gross Misconduct at AVOW

AVOW has announced that it will not be appealing against the tribunal findings, which now stand in their entirety. It has further announced that ZERO charitable funds have been used in paying out the award ordered by the tribunal, as … 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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Story covered in Private Eye: Issue #1297

See this tweet: How much does it cost NOT to change a light bulb? For one charity the answer is £21,000. Full story in the Eye. Out now. — Private Eye Magazine (@PrivateEyeNews) September 14, 2011 Full article here. There … Continue reading

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