Archive for July 6, 2011

Shropshire,UK. County government firing all 6,500 employees.

Posted in politics on July 6, 2011 by spikestl

A council is firing all 6,500 of its employees, with a promise to re-hire them if they agree to a pay cut.
Dismissal letters have been sent by Shropshire Council informing all staff they will lose their jobs on September 30.

The letters go on to say employees can return the following day – but only if they consent to a 5.4 per cent salary reduction and changes to sickness benefits and holiday entitlement.

The authority said the action, which is legal, would amount to £7million of the £76million of savings it needs to find, while safeguarding services.

It also said the move would stave off the need for 400 redundancies.
Staff who do not accept the new terms will be dismissed without compensation, the letter states.

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