Friday, 15 June 2012
Another 600 TMBC jobs to go?
The Labour-led council is also considering selling off some buildings to balance the books. BBC News
During these economically challenging times all options need to be considered when it comes to cutting costs. Rather than getting rid of up to 600 real jobs, why not heed the advice of individuals such as Carl Simmonds and slash the number of councillors? Three councillors per ward is a luxury Tameside can no longer afford. So before the axe falls on necessary and worthwhile font-line jobs, why not start the money saving campaign by getting rid of at least a third of the councillors in the borough? This would be a very popular move that the majority of people in Tameside would agree with. So come on councillors, sacrifices have to made so why not lead by example and reduce your number from three per ward to two? The impact on each ward would be barely noticeable but the financial saving would be significant. Tameside Citizen