GMB Experts in the World of Work
Join GMB today
 Follow @GMB_union

350 Job Losses At Stirling Council

Friday, January 29, 2016

GMB Scotland Face 350 Job Losses And Cuts To Terms And Conditions At Stirling Council Due To Budget Cuts

These jobs are part of the 8,785 council jobs under threat and are why workers are lobbying the Scottish Parliament on 3rd Feb for fair funding for Scottish councils says GMB Scotland.

Stirling Council has told GMB Scotland that it is seeking 150 redundancies as part of the Council response to cut budgets by £6.3 million in 2016/17. The 150 are the first tranche of job losses as Stirling council say they are looking for up to 350 job losses in the next 5 year.

GMB Scotland has also been told that Stirling Councils plan to cut terms and conditions of employment with unsocial hour’s payments stopped and cuts to salaries.

GMB Scotland is organising a lobby of the Scottish Parliament to coincide with the stage one debate on Scottish Government budget which takes place in the Parliament in Edinburgh at 2.40 pm on Wednesday 3rd February.

The lobby will begin from 1pm. The aim of the lobby is to secure fair funding for Scottish councils facing massive cuts to services and jobs.

These are the cuts GMB Scotland are aware of which involve 8,785 job losses:

3,000

Glasgow City Council

2,000

Edinburgh City Council

1,000

North Lanarkshire Council

900

Fife council

700

Falkirk Council

400

South Lanarkshire Council

350

Stirling Council

306

Argyll and Bute

84

Western Isles

45

Dundee City Council

 

Aberdeen Council

£26m

Aberdeenshire

£17m

Angus

£25m

Highland Council

£35m

West Dunbartonshire Council

£7m

     

Christina Lambie, Scotland Organiser for Stirling council, said “Here we are again another Council sacking workers, terms and conditions attack as they grapple with setting the budget imposed on them by the Scottish Government.

The immediate 150 job losses are almost a 5% reduction of the affected workforce. This will be big hit for the local economy in Stirling and will put increasing pressure to deliver the service to the citizens of Stirling with this reduction in the workforce.

Once more we are seeing the real impact of John Swinney’s budget for local government on jobs, cuts to terms and conditions and the delivery of services under real pressure.

The job losses at Stirling are part of the 8,785 council jobs under threat that we are aware of. They  are why GMB Scotland is lobbying the Scottish Parliament on 3rd Feb for fair funding to local councils.”

End

Contact: Christina Lambie 07775 571 564 or Alex Mc Luckie 07885 348269 or Benny Rankin on 07912 560808 or 0141 332 8641 or GMB press office 07921 289880

Share this page
+1