The council are now planning to introduce ‘agile’ working across its workforce, reducing required desk space by a third. With current staffing levels of 2500 should mean reduced requirement of 830 staff.
Under a recently FOI request the Council provide a break down of staffing numbers across the City but where unable to split between frontline and back office staff breakdown or the number of desk details.
The number of staff in building to be retained 1542, number of staff in building under review 166 and number of staff in the buildings to be sold 883.
Under agile working even with the closure and sale of 29 buildings there still exists capacity for the remaining 1700 workforce, so why are Labour Councillors continuing to build not one but Two new at Capital Cost of £59million and with increased revenue running costs of £7.9m per year?