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

14 comments:

The Corrupt! said...

Look after your own.
Protect their corrupt methods in the community.

don't be a sheep all your life said...

From amongst the sheep rose a wolf, for he had noticed his fleece was tied to him by the Sheppard, as he raised his head the coat of the cowardly sheep fell from him and he let out a wolfs roar, "
join me, JOIN ME for we are all wolves he shouted, we have been tricked, rise up and strike those who imprisons us, we are wolves not sheep" but the others just moved away to make room for the sheppard to take aim. Good shot, good shot they shouted, "please Sheppard, please my coat of wool is slipping, please tie it back on whilst I practice my sheep bray."

p45 said...

Roy Oldham had a 'no redundancy on my watch' pledge.

What's Keiran 'axeman' Quinn's pledge?

The Fir-Tree and the Bramble said...

A Fir-Tree said boastingly to the Bramble, "You are useful for nothing at all; while I am everywhere used for roofs and houses." The Bramble answered: 'You poor creature, if you would only call to mind the axes and saws which are about to hew you down, you would have reason to wish that you had grown up a Bramble, not a Fir-Tree."

Better poverty without care, than riches with. Gravytrain riders take note!

Anonymous said...

A mausoleum in front of Ashton Town Hall would be fitting gesture of our appreciation for this great man.

Chainsaw said...

Get on with it. The total (national) debt is £879 billion. It needs dealing with.
In our borough, how about getting rid of 19 councillors and having two per ward instead. That would save a fortune in allowances.

The Axeman cometh said...

Labour will do anything to be proved right about the 'nasty' Tories and 'toff' Cameron. And sacking 800 staff, whilst keeping crap like Britain in Bloom will be just the start...

Cost Cutting Conservative said...

I agree with chainsaw. Lets get rid of a third of councillors. Whilst we are at it we can get rid of the 16 diversity officers, 8.4 union staff, climate change officer, European officer. Now I have just rattled off 45 jobs to go off the top of my head which wont affect the frontline. See how easy it was Kieran?

If you want to see a list of jobs at Tameside Council, then download this spreadsheet. Does anyone see any job titles they will like to go? Unfortunately it doesn't include the number of staff employed in that position. Does anyone think it is a little too much for Tameside Council to be employing 500 care staff to look after 8000 people?

Oh and what do you get if you Google "Tameside Council Non Jobs"? The top result comes up with Tameside Council's Equal Opportunities page. Oh the irony!

Stalin - the idol of Labour ideologues said...

KATYN MASSACRES 'ORDERED BY STALIN' . It makes you wonder how many other lies were told about the 'Nazi monsters' in WWII.

aluman2000 said...

I feel sorry for anyone who loses their job the way its lookin ,
Is it not better to reduce wages across the board ? Why should only a few suffer ? Surely everyone should get a slice, of the hard times to come.

The party's over said...

They should take to the streets to demonstrate, then they would be fully aware of the complete lack of public support they've got. These are redundancies from largely unproductive jobs.

Rotten Borough said...

A P45 has dealt with the staff. Now we need a Colt.45 to deal with those at the top.

Cut the bull said...

Check out the latest stats for knife crime in London. 1002 stabbings last year, 1252 SO FAR this year. Overwhelmingly committed by AfroCaribbeans (what used to be called black) despite them only making up 10% of that city's population. The police, government and judicial system are in denial about it so don't expect things to improve any time soon.

Labour Gone. said...

Taking to the streets to demonstrate in Ireland, Britain or any country won't pay the money back. Britain's debt is £971 billion and counting. Don't expect any apologies from the New Labour incompetent scum who dug us this hole, all they can do is parrot on about the bank bailout, which in reality is less than 10% of the money owing.