From the TUC

Cuts Watch #161: Local authority jobs

29 Jul 2010, by in Cuts Watch

Recent days have seen multiple announcements of local authority job losses. In a sign of cuts to come across the country, council employees in Cornwall have been told that 2,000 job losses are to be expected between now and 2014, and that redundancies are likely to be on a compulsory basis.

In-year cuts are also already impacting on jobs. In Hampshire, 185 staff will lose their jobs as children’s services budgets are cut. This includes 25 jobs in the youth service team that delivers information, advice and guidance in schools and four jobs in the social work team responsible for children with behavioural, emotional or social difficulties.

Coventry is also facing job cuts – with 16 staff likely to lose their jobs as five community advice centres are axed – and Birmingham is cutting 430 posts in addition to those already being lost. Wokingham will be cutting 200 jobs before next April, and has confirmed that there will be compulsory redundancies.

Staff in North Yorkshire have been warned that redundancies are looming, and Scarborough is also braced for wider job losses. We are only the start of the job losses that are to come – and already cuts are causing real pain for working families across the country.

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  2. karen huntington
    Jul 31st 2010, 3:56 pm

    Can we get rid of those awful local authority traffic wardens