Guernsey States staff told of redundancy plans

Details of voluntary redundancy plans will be given to all Guernsey States employees before the end of the month, a Policy Council spokesman has said.

Unions were told about the plans on Thursdays and some staff were told on Friday, but many workers said they were concerned they had not been informed.

The spokesman said consultations with staff would be finished by 1 July, when the plans would be made public.

He said the aim of the move was to reduce staff costs through job losses.

Some States employees have said they have been offered a redundancy package of five weeks pay per year served, up to a maximum of 20 years.

The Policy Council spokesman said staff would be able to apply for redundancy from 1 July till 30 September.

The States is currently behind its target to cut £31m from its annual budget by the end of 2014.

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