Local authorities

Councils search for ways to cut costs without compulsory redundancies

8 Feb 2010

Essex County Council's decision last week to axe up to 275 middle management posts - roughly a sixth of its line manager population - has highlighted the pressure on the public sector to reduce costs ahead of the inevitable funding cuts that lie ahead.

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Case of the week: O’Neill v Buckinghamshire County Council

3 Feb 2010

O’Neill v Buckinghamshire County Council
Facts
Ms O’Neill was a primary school teacher. The facts are convoluted, but following various...

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Coventry City Council youth workers to strike for 11th time

3 Feb 2010

Coventry City Council’s 40 part-time youth workers are to walk out on 5 February, affecting 22 youth clubs.This will be...

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HR wants online training tools from sector skills councils

29 Jan 2010

HR chiefs have called on sector skills councils to develop more industry-tailored online training and development tools for employees. It...

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Case of the week: Unison v Somerset County Council and others

25 Jan 2010

Unison v Somerset County Council and othersFactsSomerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council decided to transfer the bulk of the...

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