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Manchester City Council staff M60

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2,000 jobs are to go at Manchester City Council because of government spending cuts. The Labour-run council said it needed to reduce its workforce by about 17 percent after changes to local authority grants left a huge hole in its finances. Officers need to find £110m of savings in 2011-12, £60m more than expected.

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My family could be hit by 2,000 job losses in Manchester

My family could be hit by 2,000 job losses in Manchester

I don’t know where to start, really.

Woke this morning to the news headline that Manchester City Council is having to lose 2,000 jobs this year, due to the additional £60m savings it has to find thanks to the coalition government’s disproportionately swingeing, “that’ll teach you to elect a Labour council”, cuts to government grants.

Therefore sent my other half off to work in the knowledge that our single household income could be about to…

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Posted by: Jill Hayward at 6:07am on 15 January 2011

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