Anyone else caught up in this?
I see a thread about mancs advice workers, which is interesting.
I work for a London council, and they've been pushing through cuts for a while. Mostly I was a temp - my old temp job was deleted, but now I'm permanent. Our department keeps shrinking as people leave and their posts aren't filled. Meanwhile the council's spending a fortune on consultants, temp agency staff and big wages for managers. I'm still on probation so being generally good, there have been a lot of discussions about it recently though, that with one person so far have turned to resistance - namely in the form of refusal to cover for frozen posts. This was mooted at a Unison union meeting apparently; there's another one in a week or two I'm going to so will see what happens there. The union seems pretty powerless though.
They're being real arseholes about it, one woman I work with is being deleted, she can apply for a new job elsewhere - 2 grades lower (with final-salary-linked pension, so can't do that), and if she "chooses" to leave - i.e. doesn't take the shit lower-paid job then her redundancy will be capped.
So anyone else in a similar situation, or has been? What were your experiences/actions?