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GMB say a loss of a further 6000 jobs in Birmingham city council is a hammer blow

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

This devastating news doesn't just affect council workers but all those that live in the city and that rely on these services says GMB

GMB, the union for public sector, responded to the announcement that a further 6,000 jobs will be cut at Birmingham City Council in the next four years making the workforce about a third of the size it was in 2010 and that in 2018 there would be just 7,000 full-time staff.

Gillian Whittaker, GMB Organiser said "These cuts are another blow to all the public sector workers across the council. The GMB will be in talks with the council over the next few days to try and reduce the number.  

The thousands of jobs under threat are devastating news for the second biggest city, and are a result of the disproportionate budget cuts made by this current Tory led government.  

This news doesn't just affect all those council workers but all those that live in the city and that rely on these services. 

The workforce at Birmingham Council has been reduced dramatically, which is resulting in a 60% loss since 2010."

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Birmingham City Council Statement

download doc41Kb (doc) - 16 September 2014

Lord Mayor, I would like to make a statement about the financial situation facing the City Council and the implications for our staff and for our services.