Council workers in Greater Manchester have been hauled before town hall chiefs for disciplinary hearings on more than 1,000 occasions in the past five years – with at least 100 sacked.

Employees were investigated for a range of misconduct offences including fraud; theft; going absent without leave, and misuse of IT equipment – according to information obtained by the M.E.N. under the Freedom of Information Act.

Reported by the Manchester Evening News. You can read the full story here. 

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