COSLA RESPONSE TO LATEST PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Responding to the information contained in the latest public sector employment statistics, a COSLA Spokesperson said:

“Job losses in councils has been an ever present for a number of years now. In the region of 60% of the costs of providing council services is in the pay bill. When government cuts funds to councils, job losses are an inevitable consequence.

“Councils do everything possible to avoid compulsory redundancies as a means of achieving reductions in headcount but are now under more pressure than ever. Every job loss has human consequences, for some family and in some community. With local government suffering the lion’s share of job losses in the public sector in Scotland, it’s becoming ever harder to prevent that impact being felt on the front line where vital services are provided for all of society”.

Article published: 
Fri, 16/06/2017 - 16:00