EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

South Tyneside Council

South Tyneside Council

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Tyneside; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; North East


Sector: Public administration and defence
Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
84.2 - Provision of services to the community as a whole

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-08-2012
Planned Job Reductions min: 350
Planned Job Reductions max: 350
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 23-08-2012
Foreseen End Date: 23-08-2014

Additional Information

South Tyneside Council will cut 350 jobs over the next two years following cuts in central government funding. It is reported that the council has already cut 1,200 jobs since 2010 mainly through natural wastage and voluntary redundancies.

There are fears from the trade union side that the job losses will have an impact on the quality of services.