Herefordshire Council staff back action against job cuts

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Council staff have voted for industrial action over plans to cut more than 300 Herefordshire jobs in a move described by a union as a "jobs massacre".

Last month Herefordshire Council announced 200 jobs would go, following a budget review, on top of 120 already identified.

The council said it needed to make savings of £53.3m by 2016 due to cuts in central government funding.

Unison said 80% of its members had voted in favour of industrial action.

It said its members would be lobbying the council's cabinet at a meeting on Thursday.

A union spokesman added that its members would also resist proposals to reduce redundancy pay to the statutory minimum and the introduction of three days unpaid leave from 1 June.

The latest job cuts follow a review by new chief executive Alistair Neil, which identified what were described as "weaknesses" in the council's original budget plans.

The review found it needed to save an extra £8.4m this year.

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