22 Oct 2020

First of many job cuts at Auckland Council confirmed

From Checkpoint, 6:13 pm on 22 October 2020

Auckland Council has confirmed the first of many anticipated job cuts today, as councillors face the reality of a painful emergency budget.

Hundreds of roles are set to be disestablished, as the council scrambles to plug a $500-million hole in its coffers due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

At a finance committee meeting today, elected members were told it is on track to meet saving targets - but there's going to be some pain. Jean Bell was there.