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 […]

Thurrock nursey closures a devastating blow to staff and the community, says UNISON

Nursery staff are “devastated” at the decision to close Little Pirates and Neptune nurseries, UNISON says today. Staff were told they would likely lose their jobs at meeting on Tuesday night after Thurrock Council said it could no longer afford to provide the services directly and had failed to find a new private provider. Thurrock […]

Thurrock Council mustn’t be left to wither on the vine

Thurrock mustn’t be left to wither on the vine, UNISON says today after plans to slash 500 jobs were announced. The Tory-run council is looking to make £34m worth of savings to deal with a covid-related black hole compounded by changes to borrowing rules. UNISON Eastern regional organiser Leon Kilbourn said: “These cuts will be […]