At Council’s meeting on 20 May 2020, Council voted to support the proposal to cut $5million from the salary budget.
It was one of three options presented to Council by Richard Sheridan the Director of Finance.
The options were:
- Delay capital investment of $15 million and a one-off salary saving of $5million
- Borrow money from State Government’s funding agency (T-Corp) in order to complete projects started or due to start in the next 12 months (no staffing level changes) or,
- Do nothing and accept a deficit of $16million
- Cumberland Council staff members are already stretched.
- Many vacant jobs have not been filled.
- Parks and Gardens teams are already running at 50%.
‘We’ve been restructured a million times since the merger. It’s just gotta stop!’
‘Council used to be a job for life – no more’
‘I’m so over doing more and more with less and less – half our team is on forced leave now. What’s going to happen when they make some of us redundant?’
‘We’re supposed to provide a service to the community, how can we do that with less and less staff?’
WHOSE JOBS ARE YOU GOING TO CUT MR MAYOR and COUNCILLORS?
See http://cumberland.infocouncil.biz/Open/2020/05/C_20052020_MIN_2687_WEB.htm to see which Councillors voted to cut staff.
As always, if you have any questions call Sue on 0418 495 265 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org