Local council workers ‘could soon be facing redundancy’

  • Posted

Posted 01/03/2010

As many as one in ten local council employees could be facing redundancy as the government plans to cut spending on services such as libraries and nurseries.

This was the discovery of a new survey by the BBC, which found that at least 25,000 such positions will be under threat in the next three to five years out of a total 256,000 jobs.

Communities secretary John Denham said “necessary efficiency savings” would have to be made due to the falling revenues caused by the recession.

However, Dave Prentis of trade union Unison criticised the government for the proposed cuts, saying it would mean staff effectively paying the price of the economic downturn and the bailout of the banks.

This comes after the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development said earlier this month that it believes redundancy in both the public and private sectors will increase in the first three months of 2010.


    How can we help you?

    Please fill in the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible or to speak to one of our experts call
    0330 404 0749

    I accept that my data will be held for the purpose of my enquiry in accordance with Ashtons
    Privacy Policy

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    How can we help?

    If you have an enquiry or you would like to find out more about our services, why not contact us?