Merthyr council rethinks mass sackings to save money
A council has backed down over plans to dismiss and re-employ council staff on lower pay to save money.
Merthyr Tydfil council bosses wanted workers to accept a pay cut of up to 3%, as recommended in a report, but they refused.
Consequently, the authority threatened to dismiss 1,254 staff at Christmas and offer new contracts on reduced terms.
But on Wednesday that was withdrawn and a new report will now be carried out.
Tomos Dafydd spoke to Rhodri Lewis.
15 Oct 2014
- From the section Wales