Federal public service braces for 10,000 more job cuts: group
Kathryn May, Postmedia News May 17, 2012 – 7:35 AM ET
OTTAWA — Federal departments are girded to lose more than 10,000 jobs over the next three years before they swallow the $5.2-billion spending reductions announced in the federal budget that will wipe out another 19,200 jobs in the same period.
The yearly reports on plans and priorities that departments tabled in Parliament last week show that 10,400 full-time positions will disappear over the next three years, said David Macdonald, chief economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, who tallied the numbers. That means departments are cutting 29,600 jobs between now and 2015.
Departments have handed out more than 18,000 notices to employees, warning them they could lose their jobs, since the federal budget was released — and the numbers continue to rise. The Fisheries and Oceans Department is expected to send notices this week to about 1,000 employees across the country.
The reports, which don’t include the spending cuts in the budget, offer a picture of how many jobs departments are losing before they begin to implement the 2012 budget measures. They also confirm the overall job losses will be much higher than the 19,200 the Conservatives have said would disappear from payroll.
…political false claims, debt budget balancing, and austerity, and spending cuts…! completely absurd, and when they say all this politico, you idiots should know it is non-sense…! they are not creating jobs, they are “cutting jobs”, under the false logic of spending cuts, when they are the ones that make and print the money…!
…meanwhile in economics the World has not progressed much, as to the logic of por, peasants, homeless, unemplyed, etc., since the Greeks 2000 years ago…!