Wednesday, 16 September 2009
Whilst the tired old TUC shire horse puffs and wheezes about 'protecting' public sector jobs.
The latest figures show that public sector jobs are still growing, this recession is for the Private sector.
Over the last 12 months 889,000 jobs have been axed from the private sector while 289,000 have been created in the public sector. Even though about 200,000 of these public sector jobs are, in effect a transfer, with Lloyds and RBS workers classified as public sector workers, there is still a net increase in public sector jobs and a large decrease in private sector ones.
Corin Taylor, at the Institute of Directors, said: "So far the recession has been a private sector one, with the majority of the public sector not feeling any pain. Not only have jobs been created, but their pay has increased far faster than in the private sector.
"Considering the scale of the Government's deficit, this just isn't sustainable. Whoever wins the election will have to let people in the public sector go – be it back-office staff in education, health or employees of quangos."
In France - France Telecom opened up to the chill winds of competition has had a run of suicides. Much the same happened when Communism collapsed in the GDR. Some could not handle the responsibility of living without Government 'protection and jobs'
When the expenses scandal was on, it was understood that a number of MP's were on suicide watch. Roll on the Election.
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