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Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust Arrangements

Royal Pavilion Brighton
Royal Pavilion Brighton


Visitors to premier tourist attractions in our city could be frustrated by angry striking workers this summer. (See Joel Adams‘ article in The Argus – click here)

Conservative Councillors Janio, Peltzer Dunn, Wealls, and Bell were in The Chamber on Thursday (25-01-18) addressing the chaotic process surrounding The Royal Pavilion & Museums Trust Arrangements.

Constructive Engagement is Key

Conservative Councillors (clockwise) Janio, Bell, Wealls, and Peltzer Dunn
Cllrs Janio, Bell, Wealls, & Peltzer Dunn

Cllr Janio raised concerns about engagement with the staff, asking why, given the overall objective of these changes is sound, employees have not been kept fully informed and reassured regarding their future. The Conservative Group takes the relationship with unions very seriously, and we believe that constructive engagement is key to the future success of the Trust. A Conservative Notice of Motion, being brought to the next meeting of Full Council, calls for external oversight of a ‘reset’ in the Council’s union interaction.

‘Reset’ In The Council’s Union Interaction

This ‘reset’ was recommended by the LGA Peer Review published last year. The recommendations in Agenda Item 86 were passed, meaning that the management of the service will be moved in to a single cultural trust, in one stage rather than two, with a transfer date of 1st July 2018. Cllr Janio welcomes the extra time and hopes this will lead to greater opportunities for an outcome that will be for the benefit of the staff and the city.


Cllr Tony Janio - Leader of The Conservative Group. Spokesman for PR&G Committee
Cllr Tony Janio – Leader of The Conservative Group. Spokesman for PR&G Committee