Council job cuts to be discussed at Portsmouth meeting

MEETING Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson. '''Picture: Paul Jacobs (111425-2)
MEETING Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson. '''Picture: Paul Jacobs (111425-2)

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UNIONS will meet with Portsmouth City Council today to discuss planned job cuts.

It comes after councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, leader of the council, announced that more than 100 jobs could be axed.

It’s all part of the council’s bid to save £17m on next year’s budget.

City councillors began the consultation process this week over the loss of jobs which will affect all departments within the council.

The Portsmouth city Unison branch will meet with the council today.

Many of the jobs are expected to affect adult social care and children’s services.