Alan Manning, TUC North West
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TUC: Manchester Council's 2,000 job cuts plan 'unfair'

About 2,000 jobs are to go at Manchester City Council because of government spending cuts, the authority has said.

The Labour-run council said it needed to reduce its workforce by about 17% after changes to local authority grants left a huge hole in its finances. The council said it wanted to avoid compulsory redundancies but that it needed to reduce the workforce "quickly".

The TUC's Alan Manning described the cuts as "unfair" and warned of the impact on key services.

  • 13 Jan 2011
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