– Doncaster Council’s Chief Executive, Jo Miller
The proposals leave us with about £550,000 still to save and we will be looking to address this with the unions by improving attendance and reducing our staff sickness rate, reducing the need for agency workers and to reinstate limited pay protection for those taking lower graded jobs.
Workers at Doncaster Council face a 2-year pay-freeze under plans to save £6 million from the local authority’s budget. Overtimeand car mileage rates could be cut and pay rewards for long service could bereplaced with a “recognition ceremony”.
In the last few hours, Doncaster Council's budget amendements have been approved. The authority needs to save £30 million in the coming year.
Around 600,000 pounds has been found to support the Citizen's Advice Bureau and libraries.
Three hundred and fifty jobs are still at risk, though the council say they hope compulsory redundancies will be kept to a minumum.