Museum staff face job losses

JENNA LYNCH
Last updated 05:00 10/11/2012

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Jobs at Waikato Museum are set to be axed after Hamilton City Council announced a proposal for staff restructuring yesterday.

Up to nine staff are tipped to lose their jobs under the proposal, as council looks to cut costs by $120,000.

Council community general manager Lance Vervoort stressed that no decisions had been finalised and said the council welcomed staff feedback before the final decision is taken on December 4.

However, he did say there were no alternative proposals for the museum at this stage.

Mr Vervoort said staff have been given two weeks to deliver their feedback to council, and they had already been given the opportunity to provide feedback on the process so far.

However a museum staff member, who did not wish to be named, told the Waikato Times that Mr Vervoort had handled the situation badly at the meeting yesterday morning, ignoring staff who voiced opinions.

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- Waikato Times

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