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Council Letters Blunder
12:42pm 15th December 2014
12:42pm 15th December 2014
Cornish staff who face losing their jobs have accidentally been sent details of colleagues' pay and whether they are facing redundancy.
It has happened to around fifty people at Cornwall Council.
Officials are saying sorry and have launched an investigation.
Dia Chakravarty from the Taxpayers Alliance said: "The council really should have shown their own colleagues or soon to be former colleagues a lot more respect than they did by being callous as to whom the letters go to. It's poor show really.
"It's a difficult time, it's a sensitive time so the council really should have been a lot more careful and a lot more efficient in sending out these redundancy letters. It's absolutely unacceptable that they should go out to the wrong people."
Unions are not happy either. Stuart Roden from Unison in the Duchy said: "Clearly a lot of people have got families, mortgages, Christmas is coming up, it's an extremely stressful time and it's in the context of the council making unprecedented reductions in funding and cuts to services and the whole situation is pretty horrendous for many people.
"This isn't just a council issue. This is a whole community issue because all of these people have families, they've got relatives. But also for the local business community because the more people who are out of work and taking redundancy means the less money is being spent in the shops and this has a ripple effect across the whole of Cornwall."
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