THE Launceston City Council has defended its decision to move 45 staff members from its Lamont Street parks and recreation depot to join the 75 employees based at Remount Road.
General manager Robert Dobrzynski yesterday rebutted the Australian Services Union’s claims the move would cost ,000, saying it would cost ,000, and save the council ,000 a year in efficiencies.
ASU organiser Luke Cherry said there was no reason for the move.
“Other than a couple of tiny efficiencies gained – which are more than cancelled out by huge inefficiencies should the relocation happen – there has been no clear reason provided by council explaining why they are spending hundreds of thousands of ratepayers’ dollars,” he said.
Mr Dobrzynski said that since Ben Lomond Water employees vacated the Remount Road site, there was space available at the depot there and it was not cost effective to operate two separate sites.
“It’s a no brainer,” he said.
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