Monday, 10 January 2011

GMB Notified Of 102,289 Jobs Under Threat At 131 Councils As Council Workers Face Bleak 2011

Warwickshire County Council is consulting on a series of cuts that would see the jobs of around 1,855 direct employees’ jobs disappear as well as 450 from Warwickshire Police Authority . Excluding fire staff and teachers the council employs 15,000 staff and these cuts amount to 12.5 percent of these staff. The job losses are scheduled over the next three years.
Amongst many others, the council’s package of job losses and cuts include:
Reductions in residential care for the elderly, people with physical disabilities and people with learning disabilities;
Reducing day services for the elderly and people with learning disabilities;
Loss of 20% of jobs in Adult Social Care;
Loss of the whole of the Youth Service and the Positive About Young People partnership;
Reductions in services to schools and families and passing the cost of existing services on to schools;
Removal of community transport and subsidised evening bus services;
Reductions in the enforcement work of Trading Standards and the support that is given to vulnerable customers;
Reductions in the funding for Children’s Centres, Early Years services and Connexions;
Stopping the payment of nursery and childminding fees and reducing the funding for the education of looked after children;
Further closures of libraries;
Reductions in the maintenance of the county’s highways;
30% reduction in the budget for heritage and cultural services

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