Representatives from the branch attended a meeting with the chief officers of the council, along with other trade unions, this morning.
We had hoped that details of the services and jobs that will be affected by the budget cuts would be provided at the meeting.
However, this was not the case and we will now need to wait until the full council meets on Thursday to get any idea of the effects on members. We have written to the council to express our concerns over lack of consultation and information for staff.
We did learn that all proposed savings for Social Work will now be considered by the Joint Integration Board for Health and Social Care, rather than the council. What this means for the people affected by the proposals is not clear yet.
We have requested further consultation and as soon as we have any detailed information we will pass it to you.