Glasgow Council is expected to confirm its budget today which will see 1,500 jobs go as part of extensive cuts. The planned cuts over two years are likely to reach £130 million with the axing of 1,500 roles expected to save £25 million per year.
The council has already been hit by proposed strikes by the GMB union in on-going disputes over terms and conditions.
Frank McAveety, the Leader of Glasgow City Council, said:
“The £130m cuts we face over the next two years are not just cuts from Westminster. Glasgow has had a double whammy of Holyrood cuts piled on top of those from Westminster.
When I became leader, the city faced a cuts bill of £103m. Now its £130m. Make no mistake, this is a direct result of the Scottish Government’s budget cuts.
The Scottish Government is passing on a bigger share of the cuts to local government than those being passed on to it from the UK Government”.