Council seeking voluntary redundancies

by Rachel Crook

East Renfrew Council has revealed that it is seeking volunteers for redundancy in a bid to cut its budget.

The local authority, which presently employs 4,750 people, is looking to reduce this number by between 100 and 200 through non-compulsory means.

Discussing the situation, chief executive Lorraine McMillan said: "As a council which values its staff, we have chosen to go down the road of voluntary redundancy, with savings being ploughed back into services for residents."

Employers needing to make redundancies and considering how to proceed may wish to pick up a legal pack on the implications of each possible move.

One company that may face the prospect of having to make compulsory redundancies is car and van maker Vauxhall.

The firm, which employs 5,000 workers at Ellesmere Port and Luton, could be in peril after parent company General Motors was given 60 days by US president Barack Obama to resolve its finances or receive no further state help to survive.

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Published on: March 31, 2009

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