Small num­ber of health­care staff leave coun­cil ser­vice

Llanelli Star - - NEWS -

A SMALL num­ber of health­care staff have left Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil af­ter join­ing from a pri­vate com­pany which the au­thor­ity said was fac­ing financial dif­fi­cul­ties. Around 85 Al­lied Health­care staff joined the coun­cil’s in-house ser­vice last year.

There has been a sug­ges­tion that around 20 have de­cided to leave, but the coun­cil in­di­cated that the num­ber is far smaller.

Coun­cil­lor Jane Trem­lett, ex­ec­u­tive board for so­cial care, said: “All Al­lied Health­care staff who trans­ferred over are now coun­cil em­ploy­ees, and ev­ery mem­ber of staff was of­fered the op­por­tu­nity to trans­fer.”

She said this would hap­pen some­time af­ter April due to “the paucity of in­for­ma­tion” pro­vided by their for­mer em­ploy­ers, al­though she said all were of­fered the chance to trans­fer onto the coun­cil’s pen­sion scheme.

She added: “We are do­ing all we can to trans­fer staff on to full new coun­cil con­tracts so they can ben­e­fit from bet­ter terms and conditions than those pro­vided by Al­lied Health­care.”

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