For those of my readers who aren't quite up to date with the goings-on of a large Scottish quango you can read the story here.
This post is to emphasise my disgust at the £60,000 pay-off the ex-head of SPT will receive - in addition to his annual pension of more than £37,000.
Let's not forget the hoo-ha from the unionists about Alex Salmond applying for his £60,000 golden handshake after 23 years of service in Westminster, yet they are particularly silent in their condemnation of someone who has dark clouds hanging over him regarding the expenses of the organisation he operated.
Ron Culley has had a long career in the public sector, the west of Scotland public sector - known here in the east as 'Scotland's boys club'. Since the sudden resignation of Steven Purcell, head of the biggest council in Scotland, many issues are gradually coming to light and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is one of them. Within hours of the quango's expenses being investigated, Mr Culley resigned 'on health grounds'.
Surely there must be something in Scottish employment law which can ensure people who abuse their positions of power are not rewarded?
May I remind you, Mr Culley will, by law, receive an annual pension of £37,000 - a sum on average only 23% of Scots receive as an annual salary. Speaking as a pensioner £37,000 would possible last me for the rest of my life.
What do these people do to deserve such amounts handed to them? Few Glaswegians think their public transport system has improved since they came into being.
Surely it's time for the Scottish government to intervene and ask for answers or aren't they interested? I don't want to hear the excuse that this is a local authority matter. It is not. It is a national issue and of concern to every council tax payer in the land.