Glasgow Council to Cut 1,500 Jobs


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”.