Once again UNISON members and other DMBC employees are being asked to bear the brunt of the Council’s spending decisions and mismanagement with the threat of over 250 job cuts and more sweeping cost-cutting across the Authority.
As Martin Winter seeks to drive through a budget which commits Doncaster to yet more borrowing to build huge construction projects, ordinary workers are seeing their jobs disappear and their pay threatened. All to pay for the interest on Council debts which will stretch well into your children’s future.
DMBC was given a more generous grant settlement from Westminster than had been expected this year and for each of the coming three years. Yet we are expected to listen to our leader and senior managers tell us that we can save by cutting, “backroom,” staff and putting more into the frontline.
Everyone knows that it makes no sense to cut the funding from public services while at the same time arguing that things will improve!
These job cuts will leave many areas like Libraries, Museums, Home Care, Wardens, IT, Early Years and the Youth Service struggling to deliver the level of work demanded of them. There is no doubt that the service to your communities will suffer.
This year we will face real challenges to defend your pay and jobs and to defend quality public services – the services you deliver. Please get to these meetings and bring people from your team. If they are not members of UNISON they will be able to join at the meeting.
TUESDAY 22nd JANUARY 2008
12 noon – 2pm & 5pm – 7pm