Breaking: Sheffield Council proposing up to 690 job cuts

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SHEFFIELD Council is proposing as many as 690 job cuts over the next year as it attempts to make savings of more than £50 million.

In an announcement today, deputy council leader Coun Bryan Lodge said the figure was the ‘top estimate’ of potential job losses, but added: “We’re facing a very difficult climate.”

Technical roles, such as enforcement officers, make up many of the proposed redundancies.

The council says the estimate also includes posts that could be lost through voluntary redundancy or early retirement, as well as vacancies not yet filled.

Coun Lodge, the council’s cabinet member for finance, said that he wants to hold constructive talks with trade unions.

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