Celebrating our long serving staff

Thursday 24 January 2013, 2:13PM
By Christchurch City Council


From teaching children to swim to caring for our parks and reserves -- long serving Council staff contribute to Christchurch in many ways.

Plans are underway to recognise and thank these staff for the ongoing contribution they are making to the Council and the people of Christchurch, says General Manager Human Resources Chris Till.

“We employ a huge and diverse range of people in an interesting and varied work environment where some staff choose to spend their entire careers. Our people will tell you they have a real sense of purpose – they are contributing to their community, their city, their region.”

"In an organisation that has served the city for more than 150 years, it is credit to those individuals that have looked after the community for up to 50 years in some cases."

The Council has 19 staff who have worked for the organisation for more than 40 years, while more than 600 staff have served Christchurch for between 10 to 40 years.

A series of morning teas is planned to recognise this huge contribution.

“We want to acknowledge and recognise long service with a small but meaningful event. Our staff also know their efforts count today, tomorrow and sometimes for years to come as everybody here is committed to Christchurch’s future.”