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CSCS saga risks leadership vacuum

The battle for the soul of CSCS took a turn for the bizarre this week.

Fresh from springing a surprise attack on embattled chairman Trevor Walker, the employer groups got a shock of their own when the FMB’s CSCS representative Phillip Russell went off script and defied his own trade body to attend the card scheme’s latest board meeting.

As intriguing a tale as the manoeuvrings make, it is a worrying time for the card scheme’s 1.7 million members and the companies they work for.

CSCS provides a valuable service to employers and employees alike, and with or without CITB-ConstructionSkills the board members must find a way to work together for the sake of the whole industry.

Chief executive Brian Adams has made a valiant attempt to have “constructive” conversations with all sides.

But with his retirement scheduled for the end of the year, December’s meeting is looking all the more important to prevent one of the industry’s largest organisations enter the New Year devoid of leadership.

 

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