'Hundreds' of Derbyshire Council Staff Receive Dismissal Notices

Belper News reports that hundreds of DCC workers have missed the Council's deadline to sign up to a new pay deal and have received dismissal notices as a result.

The new pay deal will result in around 3,500 staff taking a pay cut. Job types facing a cut include care workers, child centre workers, support workers and library assistants. Job types that will see a wage increase include catering, social work and learning support assistants.

Workers have until the end of March to sign up or face dismissal. The tactic will be familiar to many councils who've already been through this, including Birmingham City and Notts County.

The Chief Exec of Derbyshire County Council is quoted as saying, "This is the best deal we could afford. We have put an extra £10.1 million into the annual pay budget to help pay for single status and a further £6 million to protect all employees from a cut in their basic pay during the next three years."