Until March 2013, the Motorcycle Action Group had an enthusiastic, expanding national membership and a dynamic campaigns team. Then everything changed, as 3/5ths of the staff resigned. Why?
In 2009 MAG UK Ltd acquired a professionally trained team for the first time in its history, campaigning for the rights of British motorcyclists. The timeline of events below outlines how mismanagement and workplace bullying led to them losing it. (Documentation is being added regularly)
Transcription of General Meeting
Transcription of Management interview with employee Paddy Tyson after grievance process had formally started
1. That a restructure of MAG UK is undertaken and that all Directors elect are given full training in employment matters
2. That Mr Liversidge and Mr Walker no longer have responsibility for HR practice within MAG UK
3. That there is a clear strategy developed within the organisation from the bottom via the democratic forums. For this to be overseen by the National Committee and given to the Directors to instruct on the implementation of the strategy so that all staff have a clear agenda as to what the work is, with targeted delivery timescales
The MAG UK Board chooses to ignore these recommendations and Qdos is dismissed. A second HR consultancy is engaged to hear any matters arising from the investigation.