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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:


Glasgow City Council


Edinburgh City Council


North Lanarkshire Council


Fife council


Falkirk Council


South Lanarkshire Council


Stirling Council


Argyll and Bute


Western Isles


Dundee City Council


Aberdeen Council






Highland Council


West Dunbartonshire Council



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.”


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

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