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Wednesday 26th November 2014
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Strike Over Alzheimers Service Move

Elderly promoAlzhiemers sufferers in London will be left vulnerable to exploitation if plans to relocate the Office of the Public Guardian to Birmingham go ahead.

That is according to the PCS union which says moving the organisation's head quarters from Archway will cause years of disruption to services.

The Government's cost cutting plans mean 177 jobs will be lost in London.

Phil Cosgrove from the PCS has told LBC inexperienced staff will then be employed.

"They should be actually keeping the jobs here, they should be staying in Archway where they have a five year lease and waiting for the economy to pick up again before they consider relocation," he told our reporter.

"The issue here is putting just 177 people on the dole and then recruiting another 177 in Birmingham"

The Office of the Public Guardian has told LBC the move is designed to help accomodate their expanding service, whilst also helping to become more cost effective.

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