CJ wrote:Ahh yes, that'll be why they've made redundant the only member of CTC National Office staff who has ever, voluntarily played an active part in running a local CTC group. (And the only member of staff who leads CTC tours, or would be proud to call themselves a touring cyclist... )......
Don't get me wrong Chris - I would much rather you and the others* were still at the CTC and continuing to do good work there. On the other hand, I am** also for them doing more to support MGs, and individual members on the inclusioncy front- something that I think that you'd also argue for if you were a neutral. My issues are: 1/ that they may be sacrificing the wrong assets to fund the new support for MGs, etc, 2/ that they could have publicised it better, and 3/ a good number of people on here and elsewhere who have demanded more support for MGs, etc, and as such using the "we need more support for MGs" argument doesn't really work in this case because that's what N.O. are apparently*** trying to do. To be honest Chris, to my eye, the value of all the excellent work that you did/do stands for itself without having to rely on trying to link the redundencies to some non-specific charity conversion plot and the dissolution of the MGs.
As for how they handled the redundencies with the victims
, well, as is always the case there will be at least two sides to every story and I've no real knowledge of either and so cast no aspersions.
Regarding intimate knowledge of MGs and membership - is this not what National Council are meant to bring to the table? If they are not doing this then I think that there are much more serious issues (for the CTC) that we should be looking at.
*we should remember that it is not only CJ who has gone.
**actually, I'm not for more support for MGs as they currently stand, but as my views on them have no chance of coming to pass then this would be the next best thing.
***we wait with baited breath to see what form this actually takes.