Volunteers will be sought from among staff at Western Isles Council to work fewer hours to help the authority save millions of pounds.Are the Councillors that blind and insane as to think that this will do anything but allow the overpaid and under worked to take a holiday at the expense of the overworked and underpaid?
It's not 1st April you numpties.
Make the staff all work their allotted hours and crack down on the flexi-time abuses - do managers know or even care about the staff who go for external 'meetings' and do their weekly shop in the Co-op? Or the 2pm meetings on Friday which mean that the staff don't come back until Monday? Or the 30 minute lunch break courtesy of a friend swiping their pass?
There are very many excellent staff in the Comhairle and then there are those promoted well above their ability who sit there and draw a fat salary, accrue a fat pension, and contribute f'all. And their subordinates now them only too well.