Thursday, 11 October 2007

Scottish civil service face cuts

THE SCOTTISH government last week announced plans to cut jobs from 4,200 to about 3,600 – the lowest level since devolution, through a recruitment freeze.
The proposals came amid speculation that the Scottish Government’s block grant from London would be cut over the next three years.
The Public and Commercial Services Union said it was not surprised by the job cut plan, but promised to hold ministers to their promise of no compulsory redundancies.