Reduce staff hours, and so reduce wage bill

At a time with so big a shortfall, in order to protect jobs and save Council money, I would suggest the number of hours worked by staff is reduced.

Yes, this would affect services, but would protect jobs.

Reducing hours worked by just a few hours per week across the board would save the Council a lot of money.

Why the contribution is important

A sensible idea to make immediate savings.

by SensibleIdeas on January 26, 2016 at 08:57AM

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  • Posted by FeeW January 26, 2016 at 09:05

    I am in favour of this. I think it needs to be applied depending of each individual member of staff's financial position. I can afford to reduce my hours and also buy some more unpaid leave, if necessary. I would do this in order to protect someone else's job, someone who couldn't afford to take a pay cut. I think a survey should be done amongst staff if they can offer to reduce hours/buy leave to help those who cant afford to do so.
  • Posted by FeeW January 26, 2016 at 09:17

    Also - if hours are reduced, then depending on departments - the buildings could be closed for the afternoon/day saving on heating/lighting.
  • Posted by Susan January 26, 2016 at 10:49

     I am also in favour of this but also feel the amount of overtime accumulated on a regular basis could create many part time posts. The amount of overtime by people in senior positions already earning a good wage is often unnecessary and often no need to be worked or could again create other jobs as overtime worked in GCC is a joke when there may be redundancies.
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