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£460m Cuts In Birmingham

Monday, December 9, 2013

Birmingham City Council Announcement That They Need To Make A Further £460m Cuts By 2017/18 Is Devastating Says GMB

The 45 day consultation on job losses starts today (December 9th) which means 9,906 workers do not know where they stand as Christmas approaches says GMB.

GMB, the union for local authority workers, responded to the announcement by Birmingham City Council that 9, 906 public sector workers will be impacted by the consultation starting today over £460m cuts. See pdf attached/ at foot of this release on GMB website at www.gmb.org.uk  for details of the cuts announced.

Joe Morgan, Regional Secretary of GMB said, "Today announcement from Birmingham City Council that they need to make a further £460m worth of cuts by 2017/18 is devastating.

The cuts proposed could set Britain's second largest city back decades, impacting on no less than 9,906 public-sector workers within Birmingham who do not know which of them are set to lose their jobs because of the drastic cuts to the budget.

It is an absolute disgrace that a Labour controlled council is letting this happen. This is a massive number of job cuts, and the council cannot be serious. Birmingham needs its local government workers working, providing the vital services to families who need help in the community, instead of putting more of our members in dole queues.

The 45 day consultation starts today (December 9th) which means 9,906 workers do not know where they stand as Christmas approaches. This is a massive blow to the city again and our members in the run up to Christmas."

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Contact Gill Whittaker 07850 768351 or Joe Morgan 07794 247 960 or Samantha Jones 0121 550 4888 / 07939 874272 GMB press office 07921 289 880

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Birmingham City Council

download pdf1949Kb (pdf) - 09 December 2013

Budget Reductions 2014/15