Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Tyneside
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

219 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 February 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


South Tyneside council plans to make substantial jobs cuts by leaving 132 empty posts unfilled and making a further 87 redundancies because of a predicted £29 million budget shortfall. The authority has pledged to protect front-line service and reduce 'back office duplication.' The union Unison, which represents 3,500 workers at the council, says it will resist compulsory redundancies. Council leader Paul Waggott said: 'we have managed to identify a programme of efficiency savings. This has not been easy and it has involved some difficult decisions, but we have done all that we can to protect and build on our priorities.'


  • 27 February 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), South Tyneside Council, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63023, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63023.