Before the last election John Key promised the public service would be capped, because that’s what Kiwis wanted. That promise is now lying in tatters as jobs in education and health are to be slashed.
3 News reports on State Services Minister Tony Ryall’s announcement on The Nation this morning the government is to cut hundreds more jobs in the public health and education sectors:
The Government has revealed it’s intending to cut several hundred extra jobs from the public sector, on top of the 460 jobs already targeted to go.
Speaking on The Nation this morning, State Services Minister Tony Ryall put the public sector on notice.
“I think we’ll see several hundred more over that 500,” said Mr Ryall. “That’s a reflection of the fact that individual government departments are looking at how best they can organise themselves with no funding increases.”
With mining, privatisation, and now this, Mr Key shouldn’t act surprised if he suffers from the Rudd effect. This government is getting more and more out of touch.
Kiwis didn’t vote for this.