Guernsey States job cuts announcement due

Details of staff cuts within the States of Guernsey are expected to be revealed next week.

In October deputies agreed to cut up to 50 jobs as part of a move to centralise administrative work.

Union leaders said uncertainty about which jobs and exactly how many could go had left many staff feeling nervous about their future.

They said those details were expected to be discussed at meetings between management and staff on Monday.

Mike Brown, chief executive of the States, said: "We are entering a crucial but difficult phase in the reorganisation of the States' administrative processes.

"We are committed to redeploying as many existing members of staff as possible who have the requisite skills which can be used in unfilled vacancies that exist elsewhere."

The project is part of the Financial Transformation Programme, which is a five-year programme due to run until October 2014 aimed at delivering a total saving of £31.8m.

The move to centralise administration is expected to be completed by January and is expected to save £1.7m a year and help other money saving projects achieve bigger savings.

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