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Council fights jobs slash

PUBLISHED: 16:57 04 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:39 25 August 2010

A COUNCIL has ruled out making redundancies for the time being unlike a neighbouring council which has already slashed 65 jobs.

A COUNCIL has ruled out making redundancies for the time being unlike a neighbouring council which has already slashed 65 jobs.

Bexley council is looking at cutting costs but are unable to say if any jobs will be axed. But fellow Conservatives in Bromley have already slashed 65 jobs in a bid to save £3 million from its staffing budget. Of those losses 28 people were being made redundant and 37 are retiring or taking early retirement without the vacancies being filled.

A spokesperson for Bexley council said: "We have started a programme of work to inform our future planning for the difficult financial circumstances we will face. The London Borough of Bexley has been successful over many years in finding new ways of doing things and identifying efficiencies in the way we deliver services to residents."

At the time of going to press, Greenwich council had declined to comment on potential staff cuts.

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