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Fife Council staff 

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Fife Council plans to cut around 1,800 jobs during 2010/11 - affecting nine percent of the council’s 20,000 staff by March 2011.

The cuts are part of a plan to reduce the local authority’s budget by almost £120m over four years. The authority has warned that staffing levels may need to fall by as much as 15 percent by 2014.

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In fear of our jobs – teaching support staff

Have been told by the the rector of our school our jobs are now in the ‘at risk’ category. Have worked 30 years for education where our skills have been increased to meet the needs of modern education.

Never has anything so cruel and divisive ever happened to education support staff in this era. This is a political agenda as money can be raised from tax evaders and avoiders for instance. Why are cuts being made at the easy targets? Our…

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Posted by: Labelle at 6:20pm on 20 January 2011

Cutting school technicians will impact heavily on practical lessons

As a technician, one of the categories of staff affected by the proposed cuts to support staff in Fife schools, I believe that the proposed staffing plan will impact badly on all departments in schools, but particularly on the practical subjects, which are those that most need technician support – they cannot deliver the curriculum without us! In recent years our workload has continued to increase in both quantity and complexity, without a…

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Posted by: E Reid at 6:30pm on 22 January 2011

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