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Salford City Council staff M27

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Salford City Council is set to shed hundreds of jobs under plans to save £39m over three years.

Town hall bosses say they will try to avoid compulsory redundancies and instead leave vacancies unfilled. But the size of the cuts means compulsory redundancies cannot be ruled out.

A council source said: “It is correct we are planning to save £13m annually for the next three years. All departments are under scrutiny but the final details have yet to be decided.”

Cuts in the number of staff working for the Local Education Authority and social services are likely. The city’s controversial and loss-making Christmas ice rink may not survive the cuts.

Council leader John Merry said: “We are preparing to deal with the expected cuts in public spending and can’t promise that it will not have an impact on the services we provide the people of Salford.

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