Cumbria council launches cuts consultation as union fears for job losses
Last updated at 14:15, Thursday, 22 November 2012
Spending cuts of up to £18 million have been proposed by Cumbria County Council as it battles to cut costs.
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Yes what a good idea get rid of surplus Management.Brighton and Hove Green Party have suggested a 2% Council Tax increase to save their Services,the maximum before a referendum is needed to the peoples,apparently. This coupled with getting rid of Management structure that fail to implement effective Management sounds like a brilliant idea,so long as they do not get a big pay off. Same would be good for Hospitals. What say you Happy ex ccc worker??
The leader of the council reminds us that Â£50millions in savings are needed over the next year or so, can I remind the people of Cumbria that this government like the one before it is giving Â£53millions PER DAY to the EU. How many schools could be improved, potholes filled, care homes kept open, redundancies stayed etc? Only UKIP will extricate us from this EU state.Time for a change of direction I think.
I work as an officer for Cumbria County Council and as one poster correctly pointed out, it is going to the dogs.The number of Councillors for the size of the County is about right, people shouldnt knock them, they do quite a difficult job and receive quite a low wage.The issue is the sheer number of managers, I know of 3 who only manage one person.Senior managers have reduced staff levels to ridiculous levels. Staff with technical ability have left due to reduced salarys through single status and the excessive use of consultants is simply shameful.The management needs replaced with immediate effect. They are out of touch and lack the ability to lead. The previous staff survey showed that less than 10 percent of staff thought the management team showed leadership.