Warwickshire Libraries held a meeting this morning with their employees (around 100 people were in the room), this was the message from the management team of Kushal Birla, Ayub Khan and Linda Smith:
50 FTE (full time equivalent) or 86-120 staff are to lose theirs jobs.
Staff were given a preference form asking for reduction of hours or voluntary redundancy. Community Library deadline to be extended.
UPDATE: A Library Staff Consultation has now been opened which will run until 19 Aug 2011. Redundancy packages for staff will be worse from the end of Oct 2011.
It is believed that Community and Mobile Libraries decisions will be deferred until October 2011. A new library structure is planned for 1 April 2012.
Library Staff feel angry over Warks Direct and WDC Staff taking their jobs. It is understood, comments were also made on lack of communication from managers and lack of action from unions. More to Come.