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4.48pm Tuesday 5th November 2013
88 bus services facing the chop
Crap service means people don't use buses means they get cut because they're not being used means even crappier service for those who are forced to use it.
1.45pm Friday 18th October 2013
Worcestershire reeling as details of cuts revealed
Here's a solution, why don't staff take a proper, real-world pay-cut instead of letting the public suffer from the loss of services, some of which are essential to individuals? There are thousands of staff still employed by the council, so if a reduction in salary amounted to say, even just 10%, a huge amount of savings could be obtained and perhaps some services could be kept. For example, assuming the average salary is, say, £25k, and there are 2,000 staff employed, a 10% reduction in salary would see a saving of £5,000,000 per year. Not having a pay rise is not a real-world pay cut.
And perhaps introducing harder working and more efficient working practices would see less staff needed to provide services, therefore seeing a reduction in the amount of staff that require paying. In fact, the private sector's superior work ethic and greater efficiency may pay dividends if we saw some services privatised, such as highways and libraries for example.
Private sector staff have gone down the route of salary cuts and job losses to keeps jobs and keep businesses alive, so why not the council? And if the staff are opposed to staff cuts, just get rid of them and employ people who'll be grateful to have a job and salary, even if it's at the reduced amount. If staff are truly concerned about the loss of services, they'll choose to make sacrifices.
11.20am Thursday 17th October 2013
1.22pm Thursday 23rd May 2013
Warriors fan ready for Premiership final trophy battle
12.13am Thursday 21st March 2013
Gillies signs on for a 12th campaign with Worcester Warriors
1.30pm Wednesday 23rd January 2013
Warriors sign Argentinian international and Pennell agrees new contract
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Stars turn out for Graham Dilley
1.56pm Thursday 22nd April 2010
Ruddock playing his mind games
12.40pm Saturday 3rd April 2010
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