Civil service union rejects "cuts" report

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The executive committee of the CPSU civil service union has said it will vigorously oppose any attempt by the government to implement proposals from the report by the Special Group on Public Service Numbers and Expenditure Programmes. The report focuses on measures that the “Special Group” claim are necessary to respond to the financial and economic crisis and include: further reductions in pay and allowances; a new benchmarking exercise to look at international pay rates, and recommend reductions; and privatisation of public service work. The union argues that its members had already co-operated in a number of measures to help resolve the crisis but the report was mistaken in arguing for free market solutions when these had contributed to the crisis in the first place.
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