By Tony Collins
Staff at Cornwall Council have, in general, voted against a joint venture with BT, but only about half of them have voted so far.
The figures are on the blog of councillor Andrew Wallis, an independent councillor who campaigned against the council’s plans to award a joint venture contract to BT, at least without full debate and information,
The full council is due to decide on Tuesday 11 December on whether to ask officers to invite BT to submit a final tender. The officers who are enthusiastic about a deal with BT have indicated that staff are in favour of a joint venture. But the survey results so far are:
In-house – 55% (256)
BT option – 33% (154)
Other outsourcing – 0%
Undecided – 12% (56)
Wallis says the results show that the staff view on the proposals is different to some of the spin coming out of the corporate leadership. But, 850 staff who received the survey, only 467 have so far completed the survey.