5 Nov 2015

Christchurch City Council confirms job cuts

3:19 pm on 5 November 2015

The Christchurch City Council has confirmed it will make 46 positions redundant as part of restructuring plans.

Christchurch City Council

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The council has been reviewing its operations over the past several months and, earlier this year, announced plans to restructure some jobs.

Dr Karleen Edwards

Dr Karleen Edwards Photo: SUPPLIED

Christchurch City Council chief executive Karleen Edwards this afternoon announced the results of the review.

She said 180 jobs would be disestablished, including some currently vacant positions, and 134 new ones created.

The reorganisation would make the council more community-focused by reducing layers of management and ensure people with technical expertise were in the right positions, she said.

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