Tayside and Central Scotland

Over 450 Dundee City Council staff opt for redundancy

More than 450 staff have applied for voluntary redundancy at Dundee City Council, it has emerged.

The authority announced earlier this year that it needed to save £40m from its budget over the next three years.

So far, the authority said 104 employees had been approved for voluntary redundancy, saving £480,000 this year.

The council said a decision on the exact number of redundancies would be made in the next three months.

The authority currently has 6,812 full-time posts.

Ken Guild, leader of the council, said: "We want to work closely with the trade unions and our employees to manage the necessary job losses through early retirement and voluntary redundancy.

"This is an encouraging start to the process."

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