GMB, the union for staff in local councils responded to the announcement that Wandsworth Council and Richmond-upon-Thames Council intend to create a shared staffing structure. See notes to editors for copy of statements by both councils.
Paul Grafton, GMB Regional Officer, said "GMB is very concerned that this announcement will lead to massive job losses on top of the already heavy loss of jobs that has taken place so far.
Richmond did link up with Kingston but that deal has been torn up we understand. GMB will meet with members in both boroughs to assess where we go on this."
Contact Paul Grafton 07714 239092 or Paul Maloney 07801 343 839 or Michelle Gordon 07866 369259 or GMB Press Office on 07921 289 880.