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Unison says council redundancy costs rise as more staff axed

Figures obtained by BBC Wales show that the amount councils are spending on redundancy payments has nearly doubled.

More than £30m was spent by local authorities on redundancy packages in the last financial year - that's compared to just over £17m in the previous year.

Simon Dunn, regional organiser for Unison in Wales, told BBC Radio Wales' Peter Johnson said it was a consequence of more job losses and not bigger pay-outs to individuals.

  • 24 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales
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