Trafford Council to cut up to 180 jobs
Trafford Council will look to make £34m savings over the next two years by losing up to 180 employees and finding efficiencies.
While less than half of the savings will come from front line services, the authority expects to recover around £16m through the identification of potential efficiencies, additional income sources and alterations to the terms and conditions of staff.
Currently undertaking a period of consultation with employees affected by the cuts, Trafford Council has stated that it will look to work with trade unions to minimise job losses.
Using local partnerships to facilitate the effective application of funding, the town hall will look to improve neighbourhood cohesion and promote business growth and regeneration.
Many services will be maintained, including home to school transport for SEN children and continued investment in children’s and adults social care.
Executive councillor Sean Anstee said: ‘Trafford Council has been at the forefront of managing reduced finances through achieving innovative and sometimes groundbreaking efficiencies across all our services.
‘However, we recognise that savings cannot come from efficiencies and the back office alone and that very difficult decisions will have to be made as a result of less available funding and increasing demand for our services. Wherever possible, we will continue to protect and retain priority services whilst delivering the highest standards,’ Mr Anstee added.
Do not what all the fuss is about Good Old Dave and his cronies have created so many new jobs. We are told far more than those being lost. The fact that the jobs that go were full time with a living wage and in the main are being replaced with part-time low paid jobs in Starbucks/Macdonalds etc is academic as long as the unemployment figures look good.Cynic (experienced optimist), Added: Monday, 22 October 2012 02:02 PM
I've worked in local government for 20 years and that's all I remember is cuts in the interest of saving money - how much longer can this go on? There has never been a 'fat time for fat cats' in my experience - we're just being targetted because we have no industry left and the Tories have to pick on someonSparkling welshgem, Added: Monday, 22 October 2012 12:00 PM
The future for what is left of the public sector is a race to the bottom with a decimation of terms and conditions of employment. This pathetic excuse for a Government is full of evil intent and malice towards the public sector and the poor. Ond day soon the Tory's and their stooges will answer for their crimes against society. These cuts are a result of 28% cuts imposed on Local Authorities with more to come.David Hambly, Added: Tuesday, 16 October 2012 03:54 PM
"...that very difficult decisions will have to be made..." These are not difficult for the decision makers but are very tough and difficult for the casualties - both services users and employees. Savings is a misnomer -they are cuts which cost money to implement and to sustain people post employment. Even the IMF are coming round to accepting austerity is largely self-defeating.Patrick Newman,ex local government, Stevenage, Added: Tuesday, 16 October 2012 03:51 PM
No doubt Mr Pickles will be feeling most pleased with himselfLocal Government, Added: Tuesday, 16 October 2012 03:39 PM
|Back||Top of page|