|Council Staff To Tighten Belts|
New terms and conditions will see allowances, increments and mileage cut
Staff working for Ealing Council will not get as much money as they once used to.
Ealing Council has concluded a renegotiation of the terms and conditions of employment of its 3,000 employees - the savings are expected to save £1million.
The main elements of the new conditions are:
Councillor Julian Bell, leader of the council said; "With £85 million of budget reductions having to be achieved it was necessary to find savings in the council's pay bill.
"Our people are crucial to us continuing to provide good services in these times of austerity so we have worked hard to be fair and minimise the impact on our lowest paid staff.
"I am sure that residents of the borough facing real financial difficulties will acknowledge this was the right thing to do."
The council and its recognised trades unions, Unison and GMB, signed an agreement on 26 March and the changes will come into effect on 1 April.
26th March 2013