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Council workers to require redundancy advice?

Council workers to require redundancy advice?

Expert employment law advice could be required by more council workers in the north-east of England after it emerged that South Tyneside Council is facing further cuts to its budget.

According to the Shields Gazette, an increased number of jobs within the local authority look set to be lost as it faces a reduction in spending power of £20 million.

The organisation has already had to cope with cuts of £35 million over the course of the last financial year, which has resulted in more than 1,500 professionals there leaving their posts.

Chief executive of the body Martin Swales indicated it is clear that there is "little choice but to make further reductions in staff numbers" in the near future.

This comes after The Comet reported that a tribunal had ordered Letchworth Garden City Council to grant an additional £80,000 in compensation to six sacked workers after it was found it had committed a breach of contract.

Contact our employment solicitors on 0800 916 9060 or email enquiries@rjw.co.uk if you would like advice on any employment matter.

Posted by Chris Stevenson