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wastage

Fetal wastage, see there.

was·tage

(wās'tăj)
Decay, loss, or diminution of something.
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"A proportion of any reduction will be through natural wastage as employees retire, or not replacing staff who leave.
"Of the 4500 jobs we have shed since 2004, natural wastage has accounted for 2793."
Treasurer Stuart Crow said: "There will be a certain number of job losses, probably between 20 and 30, but they will take place over a number of years and be natural wastage."
We have been fully consulted and we are confident that the vast majority of job losses will be dealt with through natural wastage and redeployment."
'By the end of the year we will have no more than 2,500 staff offshore and that will be managed through natural wastage and not redundancy.'
Chief constable Chris Sims said the proposals would be met through natural wastage and the controversial A19 process, which sees officers with 30 years or more experience forced to retire.
The changes will come into force between next April and 2017 - and will lead to the loss of 102 full-time firefighting posts, they say through natural wastage.
If not enough people leave over the next four years through natural wastage, the redundancy bill could rise to pounds 25m.
It is hoped that any reduction will be achieved through natural wastage and development of existing staff and roles.
As a result the firm saw its staff cut from 446 to 316 as business consolidated into two operational units, North and South, with the North East workforce dropping from 76 to 64 through natural wastage.
Ian Stone of Deloitte's Cardiff office said: "Although businesses are looking to reduce the number of people they employ, it is clear that the majority of businesses are looking to currently achieve this though natural wastage rather than through redundancies.
It has shed around 700 UK workers in the year so far, mainly through natural wastage.