Wellington City Council to cut 33 IT jobs; “astounding,” says PSA

Press Release – Public Service Association
The Public Service Association says a new proposal to restructure the Wellington City Council’s IT team now, while also proposing another restructure in just 18 months’ time, is astounding.

Brenda Pilott, PSA National Secretary, said “Wellington City Council has set a goal of reducing staff turnover rates, yet they are dumping 16 hardworking IT staff.”

“The Council is proposing to cut 33 positions in a unit that has been restructured every 18 months since 2004.

“Wellington City is trying to be a hub for IT and online business, but its Council is cutting their own capacity in this important area.

“Staff have been told to expect another restructure in 18 months, which begs the question of why the Council can’t work with staff and their union to find a lasting solution.

“The first step towards reducing turnover is building a positive, secure workplace culture, which can’t happen alongside seemingly endless restructuring,” said Brenda Pilott.

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