Council workers face job losses

Council workers' protest
Southampton City Council employees demonstrate in the city centre, in July last year. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive/Press Association Images

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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