We thought we had problems in Barnet. Birmingham City Council has "gone for the nuclear option", as someone has said, and put all of its 26,000 staff on notice of redundancy. They can keep their jobs if they accept worse pay and conditions of service.
I'll share any inside info I get on this. In the meantime, please come along to the lobby of Barnet council tonight, 6-7pm at Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, NW4 4BG. Our theme is "Don't cut our services! Don't privatise our services! No to Barnet easyCouncil!"