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6,000 Job Losses In Birmingham City Council

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GMB Say Loss Of A Further 6,000 Jobs In Birmingham City Council Is Hammer Blow To Workers Delivering Vital Services To Local People

This devastating news doesn't just affect council workers but all those that live in the city and that rely on these services says GMB.

GMB, the union for public sector, responded to the announcement that a  further 6,000 jobs will be cut at Birmingham City Council in the next four years making the workforce about a third of the size it was in 2010 and that in 2018 there would be just 7,000 full-time staff.

Gillian Whittaker, GMB Organiser, said "These cuts are another hammer blow to all the public sector workers across the council who have to deliver vital services to the people of Birmingham. GMB will be in talks with the council over the next few days to seek to reduce the number of job losses.

The thousands of jobs under threat are devastating news for the second biggest city, and are a result of the disproportionate budget cuts made by this current Tory led government.

This devastating news doesn't just affect all those council workers but all those that live in the city and that rely on these services.

The workforce at Birmingham Council has been reduced dramatically and these latest savage cuts will result in more than a 60% reduction since 2010."

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Contact: Gillian Whittaker 07850 768351 or Joe Morgan 07794 247960 or Samantha Jones on 07939 874272 or 0121 550 4888.  GMB Press Office 079210289 880 

 

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