Ireland -Public service to shed 8000 jobs -October 07, 2012

The Minister for jobs, enterprises and innovation confirmed to the media that the civil service will have to reduce its numbers further in order to become efficient. The ministry confirmed previous rumours that around 8000 redundancies will be sought. Prime minister Kenny stated that public service payroll costs need to be reduced faster in order to reach the budget targets and confirmed the government would seek to up the pace of the reforms.

English: http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/1007/bruton-defends-reilly-on-care-centres.html

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/kenny-public-sector-numbers-need-to-fall-faster …

 

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