Council staff face tea and toast ban

Banning Aberdeen City Council staff from using their own kettles and toasters in the office could hit morale, the GBM union has warned.

Council staff face tea and toast ban

The council is considering banning workers from bringing in their own appliances to make tea and toast as part of cost-cutting measures.

Aberdeen City Council has debts of £50m, and says that such a ban would help it save on energy bills.

The plan suggests the “removal of all non-council kettles, toasters, fridges, fan heaters and other non-approved appliances from offices and establishments”.

However, the GMB says there are insufficient canteen facilities for staff. “Although we appreciate the need for efficiencies, there may be mixed messages that affect staff morale,” it warns.

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