KKDC Reinstate Cheryl Barker

KKDC Reinstate Cheryl Barker

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Sharon Rayner started this petition to Kaikoura District Council

PETITION FOR THE REINSTATEMENT OF CHERYL BARKER AS LIBRARY MANAGER AND A REVIEW OF ALL SENIOR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS FOR STAFF CUTS

Kaikoura's long-serving library manager Cheryl Barker is set to lose her job after more than 25 years dedication to Kaikoura Community and Council. Cheryl has managed the library on or under-budget for many years; gained a diploma in library studies in her own time and is the only library worker with those qualifications. Cheryl started when she was just 18 years old, she is a popular and reliable person -- who is the council's longest-serving worker and has put in many hours of unpaid work during the shift to the mall and the new library layout. Staff hired to help the council with earthquake recovery were sent to help in the library and were still there, on similar pay rates to Cheryl’s "very modest salary”.

Council have run funds dry through implementing a Government initialised “Financial + Corporate Sustainability” system and 30 extra staff that NO one asked for. A report proposed KKDC adopt a new operating model, which would cost between $7.3 million and $10 million. Now with government funding cut they’ve been left floundering and broke.

• How have council managers come to the conclusion that dismissing the library manager is justifiable?
• How will it improve the perceived council overstaffing situation.
• How does this best serve the ratepayers?
• None of those being made redundant are in the higher-paid management bracket

KKDC this is not representing your community or hau kainga.

Community “are the major stakeholders” in Kaikoura District Council – we want to send a clear message that this decision is an absolute disgrace and unacceptable.

Please show your support to have Cheryl Barkers job as Library Manager reinstated and a review of all Senior Management employees for staff cuts and effective cost saving

– Save Kaikoura

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