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Warwickshire County Council staff and services CV34

Location: UK » West Midlands » CV

Warwickshire County Council is consulting on a series of cuts that would see the jobs of around 1,855 direct employees’ jobs disappear . Excluding fire staff and teachers the council employs 15,000 staff and these cuts amount to 12.5 percent of these staff. The job losses are scheduled over the next three years.

Amongst many others, the council’s package of job losses and cuts include:
Reductions in residential care for the elderly, people with physical disabilities and people with learning disabilities;
Reducing day services for the elderly and people with learning disabilities;
Loss of 20% of jobs in Adult Social Care;
Loss of the whole of the Youth Service and the Positive About Young People partnership;
Reductions in services to schools and families and passing the cost of existing services on to schools;
Removal of community transport and subsidised evening bus services;
Reductions in the enforcement work of Trading Standards and the support that is given to vulnerable customers;
Reductions in the funding for Children’s Centres, Early Years services and Connexions;
Stopping the payment of nursery and childminding fees and reducing the funding for the education of looked after children;
Further closures of libraries;
Reductions in the maintenance of the county’s highways;
30% reduction in the budget for heritage and cultural services

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Job losses for Council Workers will hit the whole community

The council’s proposals are devastating for both council workers and the wider community.

Our Members who work in low paid, front line services are facing huge job losses and the result of these job losses will impact hardest on the poorest and most vulnerable across the county. Despite the government’s assurances, the impact of this will also hit services and jobs in schools.

GMB have already started campaigning in Warwickshire against…

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Posted by: Stuart Richards at 4:45pm on 6 December 2010

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