Shire wants to please its customers



THE reorganisation of Mornington Peninsula Shire continues under the guidance of CEO Carl Cowie. About 330 staff last Thursday were invited to a briefing by Mr Cowie at Morning Star Estate, Mt Eliza, with many looking over their shoulders wondering about the ongoing security of their positions.

“The news is that there is really no news. The only upshot is that the customer service is going to be better,” a staff member who did not want to be identified told The News.

The same person said many staff had been looking forward “to the change a new CEO would bring after 15 years of [former CEO] Michael Kennedy” but were now feeling disillusioned and fearful for their jobs.

As reported in The News (“CEO details shire shake-up, jobs” 28/7/15) Mr Cowie says he had “no target” for staff numbers, although 19 positions have been made redundant.

The mayor Cr Bev Colomb issued a news release stating that councillors are supportive of the changes being made by Mr Cowie.

First published in the Mornington News – 4 August 2015


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