Hull City Council confirms 240 staff to lose jobs
A DECISION to axe 240 staff at Hull City Council has been confirmed today.
The move will remove the equivalent of 170 full-time posts and is aimed at making savings of around £5.6m a year by automating administration-based jobs at the authority.
It follows the release of 1,000 staff by the council early last year under a voluntary redundancy programme.
Council leader Councillor Steve Brady said changing so-called 'back office' systems in the business support department meant frontline services would be protected.
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He also claimed every effort would be made to try and avoid compulsory redundancies.
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