Tuesday 23 April 2019

Aberdeen Trades Union Council statement on cuts to local government

"Aberdeen Trades Union Council is appalled at the news that 5000 local authority jobs have been cut in the north of Scotland in the past decade, with 329 full-time posts cut in Aberdeen City alone between 2017 and 2019.

"Echoing the words of Unite's Tommy Campbell in yesterday's Press and Journal, "Although the workforce has been reduced, the workload has certainly not reduced."

"There is a pressing need to address issues faced by workers regarding pressures and stress and for greater staff support in the face of increased strain on mental health and pressure at work, especially when the need for essential services local authorities provide is only growing.

"Ahead of International Workers' Memorial Day on the 28th April, ATUC reaffirms that we stand with workers and communities in resisting attacks on services being imposed at UK, Scottish and local level."

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