Supercity will axe 1500 jobs
More than 1200 jobs will be shaved as a result of the formation of the Auckland supercity by November 1 but a further 300 transitional staff will go by July 2012.
In a statement this morning, the Auckland Transition Agency said the number of fulltime equivalent staff by July 1, 2012 would be 7907, down from 9430 jobs across the five local authorities today.
The reduction in jobs reduces the total salary bill $66.5 million a year to $537.5 million.
The reduction in jobs will lead to about 650 people being made redundant – the smaller number largely due to the non-replacement of staff during the transition process.
Redundancy costs are estimated to be between $15-20 million, with the final figure dependant on the exact numbers and the individual terms and conditions for each of them.