GMB Confirm Sheffield City Council Has Issued Redundancy Notices

27 Sep 2010

GMB CONFIRM THAT SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL HAS ISSUED OFFICIAL REDUNDANCY NOTICE TO 8,500 COUNCIL STAFF

These official notices for 8,500 staff at Sheffield, coming on top of the notices for 26,000 in Birmingham, nail the lie that this government’s policies will not cost jobs and will lead to reduced services for the public and inferior terms and conditions for staff says GMB.

GMB today confirmed that it had received from Sheffield City Council the official HR1 forms on Friday regarding 8,500 staff employed by the council covering changes to terms and conditions and job levels.

Paul Kenny, GMB General Secretary speaking from the Labour Party conference in Manchester said, “These official notices for 8,500 staff at Sheffield, coming on top of the notices for 26,000 in Birmingham, nail the lie that this government’s policies will not cost jobs and will lead to reduced services for the public and inferior terms and conditions for staff.

Service users and service providers in both Sheffield and Birmingham will fight to protect services and jobs in both major cities.

The blame for this reduction in services and in jobs lie firmly at the door of David Cameron and Nick Clegg.”