Covid saves council £1m as Limavady staff go without pay

Temps refused furlough because posts are available elsewhere

Covid saves council £1m as Limavady staff go without pay

The plight of agency staff at Roe Valley Leisure Centre was raised at a council committee meeting last month.

Peter Winter

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Peter Winter

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CAUSEWAY Coast and Glens Borough Council has saved over £1m from its agency staff bill since the pandemic began.

But while leisure centres remain closed under the latest lockdown measures, some long-term staff are no longer being offered furlough because their agencies say alternative work is available.

According to former Mayor Sean Bateson, a number of leisure centre workers are “essentially going without pay.”

*Full story in this week's Constitution*

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