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10.50pm Monday 18th November 2013
‘Cuts to Worcestershire County Council services for vulnerable will hurt but others give less to help than us’
10.45pm Monday 18th November 2013
UPDATE: M42 and M5 now both open
7.04am Saturday 19th 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.
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