The Wellington City Council voted yesterday to contract out street cleaning and weeding work, with a loss of about twenty jobs.
Radio New Zealand reports that the decision was made on the casting vote of Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.
The DomPost reports that in recent years CitiOps jobs have been cut from 200 to about 40. It says councillors today voted to stop any further outsourcing.
But it was too late for the street cleaners.