No compulsory redundancies is a BAD idea

When you reduce staff numbers by natural wastage there is no managerial control. The recent voluntary redundancy programme was even worse with some of the most experienced staff taking big pay offs. In this climate the Council must choose service areas for savings and pay off staff it no longer needs and hire staff that it does.



Why the contribution is important

This is important because resources must be used where they most are needed. It cannot be so that Councillors and Senior managers do not know where to make efficient stff cuts. It takes political will and leadership to do the right thing and face down the Unions for the sake of the citizens of this great city.

by concernedcitizen on January 21, 2016 at 03:04PM

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  • Posted by CtrlAltDel January 22, 2016 at 08:19

    Agreed - look at the picture as a whole and re-distribute staff where they are needed. Where there are evidently too many bodies, then redundancy should be the only option.
  • Posted by EilidhG January 25, 2016 at 11:08

    Unfortunately I have to agree that compulsory redundancies may be required as the Council does have to save a substantial amount of money and I can't see this being done by natural wastage alone.

    Some services will need amalgamated as there is a lot of duplication of work in some areas so staff need to be re-distributed and compulsory redundancies may need to come into force.

    I don't want this to happen but unfortunately it is the nature of where things are now in local authorities across Scotland.
  • Posted by Susan January 25, 2016 at 22:45

    There are services with too many workers and other services advertising externally for 30 or so workers. Current staff should be offered posts in other areas where needed before new staff taken on.Services should also consider offering part time posts where there are currently only full time as GCC employs many woman who would like to job share and would be happy to cut hours rather than lose jobs.
  • Posted by NatWood February 08, 2016 at 10:48

    The "Work Life Balance" policy exists on paper only. I have applied to go part-time 3 times and been refused, there will be many people like me, and also who want to use their "9 day fortnight" policy and that would save money. I have no concept how much but every penny counts. We're advertising for 9 new posts just now, we have been advised we may be "re-deployed" across the city so redeployment might be enough to fill all vacant posts and there would be no need for redundancies
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