The Department for Work and Pensions has announced a plan to close 20 job centres, sparking fury from GMB members.
More than 50 jobs will be put at risk by the scheme, which emerged last night [Tuesday].
It's understood future plans could lead to more closures and further job losses
Eamon O’Hearn, GMB National Officer, said:
“The proposal to close DWP sites will not only cost jobs but will undermine Government rhetoric about growing the labour force.
"Closures will undoubtedly impact on services and represent a screeching U-turn on the original programme to extend the reach of DWP into communities.
“GMB members, who work as security at these sites, will have their jobs and futures put at risk.
"This plan makes no sense when the Government is touting warm words on growth and employment.”