Job losses at Welwyn Hatfield Council

AROUND 20 staff have been made redundant from Welwyn Hatfield Council's housing repairs workforce. The bombshell was dropped at a meeting yesterday afternoon (Thursday) when shocked

AROUND 20 staff have been made redundant from Welwyn Hatfield Council's housing repairs workforce.

The "bombshell" was dropped at a meeting yesterday afternoon (Thursday) when shocked staff were told of the job losses.

Private company Mears began the council contract in October 2007 - taking on plumbers, carpenters, bricklayers, painters and administrators who used to work for the council direct.

Councillor Maureen Cook told the WHT she was very angry with the job losses.


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"It's outrageous," she said.

"There was no indication that this was going to happen."

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The posts lost include supervisors, some of which have given 30 years service to the borough, and administration workers.

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