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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But on Wednesday that was withdrawn and a new report will now be carried out.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