Croydon Council: Extend consultation on mass redundancies to save jobs and local services!

Croydon Council: Extend consultation on mass redundancies to save jobs and local services!

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Clare Keogh started this petition to Croydon Council and local MPs

We call on Croydon Council, as a matter of urgency, to extend its consultation on mass redundancies in order to preserve jobs and protect frontline services, during the Coronavirus health and economic crisis.

Around 450 jobs are at risk at the council, meaning 15 per cent could be cut. In some departments, this figure could be as high as 25%.

A 45 day consultation period with the recognised trade unions is due to end on 21st August 2020. But, due to the scale of the proposed cuts and lack of planning, this amount of time is in no way sufficient. 

Many council employees are raising significant concerns that staff who remain will be left with unmanageable workloads and that this will inevitably result in much poorer frontline services for residents in Croydon. 

Unite the Union, UNISON and the GMB Union are calling on the council to extend the consultation period, to enable all options to preserve as jobs and protect frontline services, to be fully considered. 

We also recognise that the financial difficulty faced by Croydon Council is due to a decade of cuts and austerity imposed by Tory governments and we call on the government now to offer councils the urgent extra funding they need to cope with the Covid-19 crisis. 

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