Local govt redundancy scheme announced

Wednesday 17th July 2013

Applications to a local authority voluntary redundancy scheme, announced earlier this month, will be considered on a case by case basis. Successful applicants will receive the terms of the package negotiated by unions and public service management last year. The scheme is open for applications until the end of August, with exits expected to take effect by the end of the year. There is no specific target for the number of redundancies sought under the scheme, although reports suggest the number could be as high as 500. Members who want more information should contact their local HR department.