Despite British Columbia Government and Service Employees' Union concerns, a government project that will pay bureaucrats with "pop, chips, candy and Red Bull" rather than paycheques is going ahead. Earlier, we exclusively told you the government was encouraging civil service computer programmers to volunteer for that project - "an original app for the citizens of BC." By Monday, that scheme seemed to have been derailed as a result of "rising concern expressed by the Union and individuals." But, yesterday, it was announced the project will be proceeding as "originally planned" because of the "overwhelming positive response from the staff." The following is a complete copy of that email.
Sent: Wed 24/02/2010 4:15 PM
I have another RAD update for you all. Please direct your questions / comments to the Spark Blog: https://gww.gov.bc.ca/spark/Pages/BlogDetail.aspx?SysID=115
UPDATE - Meeting Next week
After reviewing the overwhelming positive response from staff to this project we have decided to proceed as originally planned. We'd like to stress that participation in this project is completely voluntary. A meeting will be scheduled for next week. Everyone that was on the original invite list will be included - if you weren't on the list but want to attend, please send a note to: Spark@gov.bc.ca