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Michael Edwards made this Freedom of Information request to Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

To quote Councillor Phil Davies and Senior officer Joe Blott "We never intended to close the Control Room".
Could you please inform me if this vital information was passed to the unions(Unite and Unison) and the affected staff during the consultation period in reference to the What really matters proposal 2013/14 ' CCTV control room Closure' and if so the dates of the meetings this information was shared along with a list of officers present.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Edwards

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Fully expected this vital information was not shared with staff,unions or the public.
The What really matters consultation 2013-14 'Cctv Option' states quite clearly the control room was to be closed and the staff made redundant.
Cllr Phil Davies and Senior officer Joe Blott have both stated the Council had no intention of closing the control room just the CCTV monitoring then why were the control room staff not given the opportunity to remain in the role as in employment law it says all avenues must be investigated before redundancy is considered.