Plans to slash pay of Doncaster Council staff discussed today

The Council House, Doncaster
The Council House, Doncaster

PLANS to slash to the pay of thousands of Doncaster Council workers by four per cent are to be discussed today.

The authority wants to reduce the pay of workers earning more than £15,000 - less if part-time - as it attempts to claw back more money to plug an expected £70 million Government funding shortfall by 2014.

It is understood that around 7,000 workers will be affected if the plans, estimated to save £6.2 million, are given the go-ahead.

Staff could also face changes to overtime payments and long service rewards.

The proposals first reported on the Doncaster Free Press website on December 8, mean 250 council staff would not lose their jobs, the authority said.

Trade union Unison is opposed to the proposals and has warned its members could strike if they are approved.

The council’s employee relations committee meets in public in the Mansion House from 2pm.