VERA: is it worth it?

Recently the council initiated another VERA scheme and sent letters to, we believe, thousands of workers at grades 6, 7 and 8.

Unions have had scant information on this VERA roll-out and Unite has major concerns over the impact on workers and the services they provide.

VERA is a very blunt tool that bribes people to leave the council and enables the council to save some money over a few years. It drains services of knowledge and skills and puts the health and wellbeing of the remaining workers at risk as well as endangering the services they provide and, potentially, even the public they serve.

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