Consultation into council job losses begins

CONSULTATION on dozens of possible job losses at Darlington Borough Council has started this week.

The council announced last week that up to 57 jobs were at risk at the authority as a result of budget cuts.

A review into how the council operates has now started, including consultation with staff about job losses.

The council has said that the proposals will not have a direct impact on frontline services.

Ada Burns, chief executive at Darlington Borough Council, said: “The reduction in Government grant is such that every single service the council provides will need to be reviewed, inevitably, this will lead to job losses.

“Whilst we will try and avoid compulsory redundancies wherever possible; the scale of the funding cuts means that this may not be possible.”

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6:13pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Spy Boy says...

Dozens more to go ? I wonder if this episode in the overlong running series will see some of the major characters getting written out ? This will certainly save lower paid front end jobs at a rate of up to 8-1. Let's lose a few of these. No dobt Mz Burns' name is not in the hat.
Dozens more to go ? I wonder if this episode in the overlong running series will see some of the major characters getting written out ? This will certainly save lower paid front end jobs at a rate of up to 8-1. Let's lose a few of these. No dobt Mz Burns' name is not in the hat. Spy Boy
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7:23pm Fri 22 Feb 13

oliviaden6 says...

Bet its loaded against the Blue Collar???
Bet its loaded against the Blue Collar??? oliviaden6
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10:00am Sat 23 Feb 13

Homshaw1 says...

Turkeys don't vote for Christmas and white collar staff chose how savings are made. The result is no.one to do the work but lots of people to make excuses why it hasn't been done
Turkeys don't vote for Christmas and white collar staff chose how savings are made. The result is no.one to do the work but lots of people to make excuses why it hasn't been done Homshaw1
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