Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Tameside Council to axe 800 jobs in review
About 800 jobs will be axed at Tameside Council in Greater Manchester over the next four years to save £100m. The authority said 550 of the posts would go in 2011/12 because it had to save in excess of £37m in the next financial year.
Kieran Quinn, leader of the Labour-run council, blamed government cuts and said the objective was to safeguard essential services. The council is carrying out 58 separate service reviews to identify savings. Mr Quinn announced the scale of the job cuts during the executive leader's annual key note address on Tuesday night. He told staff the council was about to embark on "the most intensive service review programme ever undertaken". Mr Quinn said he would work with all staff "to find a new role for them". BBC News