UNISON responds to letters issued to staff “in scope for change”

UNISON is responding to the letters issued to many of our members this week regarding the future of their roles at Aberdeen City Council. A statement was also provided to the BBC and Evening Express by the Council where the administration highlighted that there would be no more than 370 job cuts in total. Our response to this is below:

UNISON looks forward to engaging in discussions with the Council about how we keep the number of job losses down.

We also welcome Cllr Lumsden’s confirmation that Aberdeen City Council will not reduce more than 370 jobs in total.

We are now looking at the rationale for changes and reductions in posts and urgently request management provides this detail. It is important that we know how and why individuals have been targeted for change. Our members are very concerned about the way jobs have been identified for change and are rightly raising individual cases with their UNISON reps to investigate.

Our position remains clear – UNISON stands for ‘no compulsory redundancies’ and will stand up for our members’ jobs. We will robustly challenge any attempts by Council management to the contrary and are meeting with our members over the coming weeks to provide support. We stand in solidarity with our sister unions on this.

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