Re: "Decisions were made before consultation started"
After nearly 20 years in IT I can identify with this. There's been a fair few redundancy processes I've witnessed and the workload never changes except to increase for those left.
I can also identify with the stagnant wages experienced. The firm I work for refuse to review, even for the sake of inflation. The cost is churn which reduces productivity as managers are constantly hiring and training new people who aren't as good as the ones we didn't keep.
It's a self-inflicted brain drain.