Up to 350 jobs are under threat at North Tyneside Council. Union members were informed this week that the council had submitted an HR1 notification form, detailing potential redundancies.
The authority’s chief executive Patrick Melia said the potential job losses are in light of the council’s budget reducing by up to £50m.
“It is expected that the Council’s budget will reduce by £46 – £50m over the next three years.
“As part of this process we are required to issue an HR1 notice, which is a formal legal document which confirms the possible reduction in posts expected over a period of time.
“We will once again put our efforts into working with trade unions on any measures which will mitigate or reduce the number of compulsory redundancies necessary.”
He added that the council has a good track record in minimising the number of compulsory redundancies and in previous years many redundancies had been voluntary.
Source – Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 03 Oct 2014