Last month it was announced that 400 jobs are set to be axed as Oldham Council attempts to find £24 million in savings for their 2012/13 budget.
An initial 122 posts were identified and are the subject of an on-going consultation with staff and trade unions which runs until December.
The council has now announced the next 278 posts that could be cut
Councillor Abdul Jabbar, cabinet member for finance and resources, said: “This latest package of proposals is designed to mitigate the number of compulsory redundancies that we need to make.
“Together the savings we've identified in these first two stages of this process would cover the £24 million in savings that we need to find from next year’s budget. "
Did we hear that right???
The two redundancy schemes will save £24m?
400 jobs saving £24m = £60,000 per job!
Do we really have 400 people employed by OMBC on £60,000 p.a. who we can make redundant without too much pain? If so it's no wonder we are in the deep doo-dah. What the fuck are they all doing? Either Jabba The Cut, member for finagling and curry sauces, has one of those super deluxe, scientific, colour screen, printing calculators from 'Pound Universe' or we are being ripped off to some tune! Still, don't forget Charlie 'Turd' Parker is on almost four times that. I know let's get rid of him and then we only need to cut 396 posts.
Apropos of absolutely fuck all, have you noticed 'councillors allowances' have been removed from the council website. Nothing to hide, have they?? Let's get them back, see what the venal bastards are up too! It's our money!