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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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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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Call for an Inquiry into AVOW following Tribunal’s findings

BBC Radio Wales has reported this morning, 6 September, that Mark Isherwood AM is calling for an Inquiry into AVOW following the Tribunal’s damning criticism of both officers and Trustees. Having previously announced that it would be able to issue … Continue reading

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