Friday, Nov 17, 2006

Thought you were safe in a public sector job?

Daily Post: Axe to fall on 350 Revenue jobs in devastating blow

HUNDREDS of public sector jobs will be slashed in North Wales under a Government cost-cutting plan announced yesterday. Around 350 people will lose their jobs in North and Mid Wales, with 1,000 across Wales as a whole.

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1. waitingfor hpc said...

good ridance ! Hate the ******ards.

Friday, November 17, 2006 11:39AM Report Comment

2. Boarder said...

My "cost Cutting" plan would involve most state parasites receiving P45s and hard working people receiving a huge lowering in the amount extorted from their income.

Friday, November 17, 2006 12:08PM Report Comment

3. Sam said...

but this is tyical of this this government, the huge expansion in public sector work has been in major cities like london, manchester etc... where wages have to be weighted higher.

meanwhile they've re-organised and cut cost in satelite depts, with the few hundred here and ten or so there.- places that were funtioning just fine, but someone decided they needed to be 'modernised'.

The real cost is the overpayed civil servents who work with the overpayed politians. Personally they should be payed a multiple of the average salary. not the stupid -- 'shall we vote to give ourselves a payrise' method they have now.

Friday, November 17, 2006 12:17PM Report Comment

4. Cstanhope707 said...

Great if this is actually going to happen but we could loose about 350,000 and that would still not be enough. Notice how a mere 350 jobs and it is a headline story but when a finance company gets rid of thousands then the BEEB hardly gives it a mention....

The fact is that Crash Gordan is just playing numbers here.

Friday, November 17, 2006 12:53PM Report Comment

5. sovietuk said...

Need to get these unfair tax payer funded immoral public sector pensions sorted out as well. Private sector slave till you are 68 and then have a pittance of a pension. Public sector retire at 60 with a gold plated pension. Are you listening NL. THIS IS IMMORALITY. You are Pondlife if you let this continue.

Friday, November 17, 2006 12:54PM Report Comment

6. inbreda said...

On the basis that they have caused the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent men women and children, I don't think that making pension provisions any fairer is going to affect their moral standing very much.

In fact if New Labour decided to kill every first born child for no apparent reason, they still aren't going to change in many peoples opinion.

Friday, November 17, 2006 01:36PM Report Comment

7. monty said...

I have mixed feelings about this one. The public sector, I maintain, is the most direct way the government can create jobs by employing the unemployable. The European parliament and UK devolution are fabulous examples of this - job creation on a truly industrial scale. The downside is the cost which is, of course, funded by the private sector through taxation, inflation or borrowing - pick your poison. It offends every supposedly libertarian bone in my body to say this but if the flip side where misery of massive unemployment I'd probably choose a large public sector instead.

It would be preferable to have a government that actually created real jobs by encouraging foreign investment through lower taxation (I'm thinking Ireland here) instead of one committed to passing more laws and then employing armies of nameless, faceless bureaucrats to impose them on the taxpaying public.

Friday, November 17, 2006 01:39PM Report Comment

8. Scumbag said...

Why does everyone assume that all civil servants are scum? What about the people who are working 60 hour weeks so you don't get blown up on the tube on the way to work by terrorists?

Friday, November 17, 2006 02:01PM Report Comment

9. Cyril said...

I didn't hear people in the private sector moaning when the stock market was riding high and people were busy retiring at 55. Now it's all screwed up, they want everyone else to suffer too. Thanks.

At some point the Govt will have to bite the bullet on public sector pensions so presumably then you will be happy when we're all broke and still working at 75.

Friday, November 17, 2006 02:44PM Report Comment

10. The Bald Man said...

These will not be teh last as GB's miracle economy unwinds and we find we can not afford the vast civil service.

Friday, November 17, 2006 04:32PM Report Comment

11. Boarder said...

> Why does everyone assume that all civil servants are scum?

When we meet them and try to get them to do something for us.

Friday, November 17, 2006 06:04PM Report Comment

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