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LIVERPOOL HIT BY STRIKE THREAT OVER STAFF CUTS

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A mass meeting of unions opposing staff cuts at Liverpool City Council have agreed to ballot on strike action if co...
A mass meeting of unions opposing staff cuts at Liverpool City Council have agreed to ballot on strike action if compulsory redundancies go ahead.

The council has asked employees to take voluntary severance in an effort to cut 536 staff. Although it retains the right to impose compulsory redundancies if it cannot make the numbers up, chief executive David Henshaw said last week this would not be necessary.

Unison branch chair Ken Dunlop said services would suffer under the staff cuts.

Mr Henshaw said: 'It's very simple. Liverpool is third from bottom in the local authority league tables just above Lambeth and Hackney. We have too many overly costly, low quality services.

'One area we're looking at is labour. We're offering voluntary severance - so far 1,700 have indicated they would like to go. I'm optimistic about getting the numbers we need on a voluntary severance basis.'
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