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Cornwall Council 'to cut 700 jobs'

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  1. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    About 700 jobs will be lost at Cornwall Council as it looks to save money, its chief executive says.
    Councillors approved a budget on Friday for £170m of savings over four years.
    There had been concerns that up to 2,000 posts could go, but Kevin Lavery said the authority was looking at fewer.
    But he added some job losses would come through compulsory redundancies. Members of the GMB union have criticised plans for any cuts.
    Mr Lavery said cuts were being considered to posts were work was being duplicated.
    Jobs 'thin on ground' He said: "Pressure areas are areas like shared services, which is the admin side, finance and processing, neighbourhood services.
    "Where we're rolling together all the district and former county council labour forces together, we know there are significant efficiencies and savings to be made there."
    The authority, which was formed in April 2009, inherited all the staff and services from the former county council and six district and borough councils.
    Ian Gayton, the Cornwall Council branch secretary for the GMB union, which has about 1,000 members at County Hall, said it was not just job losses which concerned staff.
    He said: "People are not only facing redundancy. We're in a climate where employment is a bit thin on the ground."
    Sixty councillors voted in favour of the budget last week, with 39 against and one abstention.
    More than £10m of the savings package will come from frontline services.
    The overall savings amount to 10% of the current council budget, which include 29% from leisure services and 23% from library services.
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  2. 46traveller

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    Instead Of Redundancies, try this..........

    Subject: Letter to Mr Cameron

    Dear Mr.. Cameron,

    Please find below our suggestion for fixing England's economy.

    Instead of giving billions of pounds to banks that will squander the
    money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.
    You can call it the Patriotic Retirement Plan:
    There are about 10 million people over 50 in the work force.

    Pay them £1 million each severance for early retirement with the
    following stipulations:

    1) They MUST retire.
    Ten million job openings - unemployment fixed

    2) They MUST buy a new British car.
    Ten million cars ordered - Car Industry fixed
    3) They MUST either buy a house or pay off their mortgage -
    Housing Crisis fixed
    4) They MUST send their kids to school/college/university -


    Crime rate fixed

    5) They MUST buy £100 WORTH of alcohol/tobacco a week .....
    and there's your money back in duty/tax etc




    6) Instead of stuffing around with the carbon emissions trading scheme
    that makes us pay for the major polluters, tell the greedy bastards to
    reduce their pollution emissions by 75% within 5 years or we shut them
    down.

    It can't get any easier than that!



    P.S. If more money is needed, have all members of parliament pay back
    their falsely claimed expenses and second home allowances
     
  3. symons55

    symons55 Moderator Staff Member

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    ::15: ::15: right on ::15:
     
  4. treeve

    treeve Major Contributor

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    • [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica]67% We all [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Helvetica]look forward to that [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Helvetica] were males,[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica]2009 figures
      [/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica]36% were killed on country roads,[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica]58% were killed in single vehicle crashes,[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica]52% were involved in crashes that occurred during high alcohol times,[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica]42% of crashes occurred between the hours of 8pm and 6am.[/FONT]
    • [FONT=Verdana, Helvetica]53% of deaths occurred on 100km/h signposted roads.[/FONT]
    • 21% were killed on a Thursday
    • 21% were killed between 6am-8am (compared to 3% of other drivers)
    added motorists will make difference
    millions
     
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    So what percentage of your figures were drivers aged over 50?? And seeing as you claim that added motorists will make a difference, what percentage of these drivers over 50 years of age have never driven before??
    Do you have any relevant information regarding the OP ??
     
  6. treeve

    treeve Major Contributor

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    So if aged over 50 you have no rights to life; LET alone a car
     
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    What are you on about??
    Do you have any RELEVANT information regarding the OP, yes or no?? If not why are you posting on this thread??
     
  8. treeve

    treeve Major Contributor

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    No point makes any sense when argued on that basis. let alone in encouragung more wasted lives
     
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    Cornwall Council 'to cut 700 jobs'

    Here is the original posts title. Once again I ask, do you have any relevant information or are you intent on derailing this thread with obtuse facts which have nothing to do with the subject matter??
     
  10. Halfhidden

    Halfhidden Untouchable Staff Member Administrator

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    Ok guys there seems to be a bit of tension on this thread.
    Please pm me and I'll be happy to mediate.
    ***Please note that this thread is now closed for further postings***
     
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