Southampton City Council is to announce more job losses later today, as it battles to find savings of £25 million this year alone.
Labour came to power in May and councillors said they'd reverse a pay cut by the previous Conservative administration. But that means finding a further £3 million.
Last year, there were protests by hundreds of council workers - including bin men and traffic wardens - over job losses. Council chiefs will reveal details of a 'mini budget' at around 5pm today.
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An American computer services firm has announced it will cut 640 jobs across the UK. The company's UK HQ is in Aldershot in Hampshire.Read the full story ›
The Aldershot based IT firm Computer Sciences Corporation has begun a 90 day consultation to cut up to 640 jobs.Read the full story ›
The Aldershot based IT firm Computer Sciences Corporation has confirmed that it has started a formal 90 day consultation process which could cut the number of people working for its UK business by up to a maximum of 640 people. The company provided the following statement:
It is too soon to provide information around how many job reductions may come fromany of our locations. This action is necessary because the IT services market is changing, and our customers want competitive, new services with different contract and delivery models.
Through voluntary redundancies and redeploying people within other parts of our business, we hope to achieve a significant reduction without the need for compulsory redundancies. Where this is not possible, we will provide support to help ensure that anyone leaving the business does so in the best possible position.
The statement continued:
Our employees will naturally be concerned during this period of uncertainty, which is why we have initiated employee briefings to help them through this difficult situation. CSC remains fully committed to the UK market. We are confident that these carefully targeted and managed reductions will not impact the overall quality of service we provide to our customers."
The Unite union says around 640 jobs are to go across the country at the IT firm CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation). The company is based in Aldershot but has offices nationwide.
Thanet business leader David Foley says that the success of Manston airport is vital for the regeneration of the local economy.
The managing director of Manston Airport, Charles Buchanan, confirms that the future of the airport could be as a major cargo base for the uk.
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural England says that the future of Manston Airport might be as a freight hub.
However it says they have major concerns about the implications that might have for night flights.
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