Friday, September 17, 2010

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70 Liverpool Council managers leave and 700 workers offered redundancy in cash-saving programme

MORE than 70 managers have joined the exodus from Liverpool council and now 700 more employees have been offered redundancy, under a huge cash saving programme. All managers earning more than £40,000 were offered voluntary redundancy earlier in the summer. The cull has seen some of the most senior officials leave in a move that has already saved £4m. Now 700 members of staff have been emailed with an invitation to apply for the scheme that has offered a minimum of 12 weeks’ pay, irrespective of time served and a lump sum worth up to 40 weeks’ pay.

Posted by mark @ 10:46 AM (1557 views)
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  • “the scheme that has offered a minimum of 12 weeks’ pay, irrespective of time served and a lump sum worth up to 40 weeks’ pay.”

    Sounds a far more generous severance package than the average private sector employee would be offerred.

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    Bloody hell – exactly mr g – that’s even more generous than the already-ridiculous NHS redundancy pay.

    Speaking of which, the NHS is currently running a similar scheme; Mutually Agreed Resignation Scheme (MARS) which is eligible to all staff employed by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) – reading between the lines it seems to be targetted predominantly at management. I presume it’s a similar exercise in long-term cost-cutting.

    While the amount of public money will be wasted in doing so will be disgraceful, it’s about time something was done to address expensive non-jobbers. Plus, with fewer and fewer vacancies in the public sector, those outgoing managers will find it difficult to get back on the gravy train.

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  • Sib

    I know a lot of private companies do not like employing ex council managers due to attitude and lack of gumption

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  • In other words, a year’s salary.

    In financial terms a paid holiday for one year in which to find a job.

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    Can’t say i’m wholly surpised.

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  • I don’t know, I am in the private sector and we recently had a “paid leavers scheme” offering a months pay for every years service capped at 12 months. And anyone with one to 5 years service will receive a minimum of 6 months pay. The above offer sounds pretty similar and possibly a little sweeter, depending on your circumstances, but not outrageously so.

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  • One large company that I can’t name recently scrapped its previously-decent redundancy package, and now just offers the statutory minimum. This was done without staff consultation.

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