Liberal Democrat-run Sheffield council is threatening to issue HR1 redundancy notices to all its 8,400 non-school staff in an effort to bully workers into accepting worse terms and conditions.
The council is likely to put its final proposals in mid-November. There are strong suggestions that it will demand that the first three days of sick pay are given up and there are no pay increments for at least two years.
This would still mean massive job losses. Unions need to organise mass meetings to plan the resistance.