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Endorsing the key recommendations of The Work Foundation's review of the Employers' Organisation, the LGA Executive...
Endorsing the key recommendations of The Work Foundation's review of the Employers' Organisation, the LGA Executive has sought to counter some of the over imaginative press coverage of the review's conclusions by reaffirming the LGA's commitment to strengthen and clarify its relationship with the EO, and to work together to address the recommended improvements, building on the organisations' achievements and its changing agenda.

Sir Jeremy Beecham, chair of the LGA said: 'This review is an important and useful milestone in the development and growth of the EO, which clearly states the organisation is fit for purpose. Both the LGA and the EO recognise specific improvements need to be made. It is very important however to highlight the EO's many achievements such as the successful introduction of the National Graduate Development Programme, its vital contribution to the National Pay and Workforce Strategy, and work on issues such as equalities and flexible working in local government.

'The EO is a body with two distinct but related roles - pay negotiations and workforce issues. We have asked officers from both the LGA and the EO to use this review to draft an action plan which will enable us to examine how these parts can operate more effectively for the benefit of all working in and for local government'.

Charles Nolda, executive director of the EO, adds: 'The review report endorses the Employers' Organisation; endorses what it does and the direction it is taking. It also confirms that the EO has an important role to play in making sure people management and development issues have sufficient weight and priority in local government, as well as in the drive to improve the services local authorities provide.'

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