08 December 2011
Council workers warned of potential redundancies
Council workers across one area of the Midlands have been warned they could face the possibility of redundancy in the near future.
Local authorities in Gloucestershire have refused to make a commitment that they will not implement any further compulsory job losses over the next few months as cost-cutting measures continue to have an impact on their budgets, This is Gloucestershire reports.
However, Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, has insisted that any further losses will not be on the same level as the 1,300 redundancies made in recent times as the body seeks to significantly cut its outgoings.
"We will continue to focus any job losses on management and administrative functions where possible to help protect frontline staff," he told the news source.
This comes after the Staffordshire Sentinel reported that Cheshire East, Chester West and Chester councils are potentially set to make 70 members of staff in their IT departments redundant next year.
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