Mike Garbett
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Wirral Council staff told to return retirement gifts

Four hundred former former employees at Wirral Council have been told to hand back lifetime leisure passes given to them as retirement gifts.

Retired council worker Mike Garbett, 59, said the decision was "unfair" as he was using the gym to help his recovery from a brain injury.

The council said it was withdrawing Passport for Life for employees who had 25 years service as part of £28m budget savings.

  • 29 Mar 2016