Job cuts at Essex councils spell disaster for local communities

Essex residents will be hit hard by plans to slash nearly 100 council jobs, UNISON warns today. Redundancy notices were served at Thurrock Council today, with 19 jobs slated to go in the first round of cuts, a week after Southend Council revealed plans to lose 80 jobs. Thurrock is looking to make £18 million […]

UNISON activists pose with banners support fair pay for care workers outside County Hall in Chelmsford

Essex residents support social care pay rise ahead of council vote

Hundreds of postcards from Essex residents demanding better treatment for care workers will be handed over to county council leaders today. The postcards, collected by care workers’ union UNISON during town centre stalls, call on Essex County Council social care supremo John Spence to properly fund social care so that providers can pay staff a […]