"Carnage for the public services"
Mark Serwotka, PCS union General Secretary
By a civil servant
On Monday 12 July Gordon Brown announced the axing of 100,000 civil service jobs. Just like that. It is a job cut programme on a par with the butchery that was done to the mining industry in the last twenty years.
Of that 100,000, 20,000 are to be "lost" in the so-called devolved administrations (Scottish Parliament, Welsh Assembly and the GLA). In addition 20,000 jobs will be relocated out of London and the south east All of these cuts will be made at breakneck pace, to be completed by the end of